- Code POLS4012
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Human Rights, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course explores when and why states cooperate with each other, how they structure their cooperation (through informal arrangements, laws, and organisations), and what role(s) various domestic and international actors play in these processes. We ground ourselves in the early literature on international cooperation, but focus chiefly on more recent work. Because the recent literature relies heavily on quantitative analysis, students will learn elements of regression analysis and will be able to interpret scholarly findings that employ these methods. We will explore various issue-areas: economics, the environment, social and cultural matters, human rights, and development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- evaluate the roles played by key actors in contemporary international relations;
- analyse the formal and informal mechanisms of regulation, coordination, and cooperation in international relations;
- synthesise the core theories of international cooperation and evaluate these theories in light of empirical evidence, in language that is clear and coherent;
- demonstrate understanding of the basic mechanics of quantitative (regression) analysis; and
- interpret regression tables and explain findings in everyday language.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar Participation (7.5%) Learning outcomes 1-3
In class presentation, 15 minutes (7.5%) Learning outcomes 1-3
Research Proposal, 600 words(15%) Learning outcomes 1-3
Research Paper, 4400 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1-3
In class test (30%) Learning outcomes 1-3
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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