- Code NSPO8010
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU National Security College
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject National Security Policy
- Areas of interest Australian Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Lyndon McCauley
- Mode of delivery In Person
Spring Session 2019
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The in-class dates for this course are November 4, 6, 12, 13, 14, 21.
In this course students will examine the nexus between state-centric and human security, as well as the difficulties for military forces and humanitarian actors in navigating the 'space' in which they are co-located. Policies, principles and practices of the Australian Government, the United Nations, and other key international actors and non-government organisations are considered. Attention is also given to disaster risk reduction and peace-building strategies to help minimise the severity of natural disasters and the reversion of fragile states into conflict. The overall aim of the course is for students to gain a better understanding of the boundaries and complexities of civil-military relations in disaster and conflict situations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the growing importance of civil-military relations in conflicts and natural disasters, drawing on the fields of international relations, strategic studies, political science, peace and conflict studies, international law, and development studies.
- Critically assess current policies relevant to civil-military relations in conflicts and natural disasters.
- Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection so that the assumptions underpinning security concepts and policies can be effectively scrutinised.
- Communicate effectively in verbal, written and group contexts to a professional standard.
- Conduct research in archives, libraries, and using internet resources.
- Exercise attention to detail and analytical rigour in academic writing and analysis.
- Appropriately reference sources and quotations utilised in scholarly writing.
- More effectively design and complete a research paper.
Short essay 20%
Research Essay 50%
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One two-hour seminar per week (over 13 weeks) with the expectation of a further eight hours per week of independent study.
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