- Code INTR8043
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Denghua Zhang
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course explores the experience of the post-colonial states and societies of the Pacific with global political, strategic, cultural and economic processes. It examines the impact of such processes on the fragmentation and integration of political community, on development and poverty, cultural identity, conflict and governance, human security and sovereignty. It is particularly concerned with how global norms and ideas such as democracy, human rights, gender equity, sovereignty, statism and neo-liberal economics interact with the values and organisation of local societies. It situates the Pacific experience in a larger debate about the impact of 'globalisation' on developing states, and about the international system as viewed from non-western regions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of dynamics, debates and processes that shape the post-colonial (as in the era) contemporary Pacific;
- apply post-colonial approaches to write analytical pieces and generate research on the Pacific, and other regions or areas of interest;
- confidently pursue future research and/or policy work in international relations, security, development or diplomatic studies in the most diverse region of the world
5,000 - 6,000 words of written assessment, comprising essays, seminar papers and an examination as deemed appropriate by the lecturer.
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