- Code INTR8068
- 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 Benjamin Zala
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Why did the United States invade Iraq in 2003? Why has North Korea pursued a nuclear weapons program, despite almost universal condemnation? Why would China seek to expand its influence around the Asia-Pacific? And how does Australia pursue its overseas aid policy? Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) is the subfield of International Relations that seeks to explain foreign policy behaviour. In order to answer questions like those posed above, this course surveys the subfield of FPA, introducing its key concepts, modes of analysis and classic texts. By doing so, the course aims to equip students with tools to systematically investigate and analyse who and what matters in making foreign policy, as well as when particular factors are most likely to exert influence on foreign policy outcomes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand how the Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) subfield relates to the broader discipline of International Relations;
- Demonstrate a strong grasp of the history, key texts, and research priorities of FPA;
- Show an awareness of the pressures, constraints and incentives that affect foreign policy decision-makers;
- Display an ability to critically assess the concepts, debates, and key issues of FPA and effectively communicate their thinking on these issues.
- Short Essay (25) [LO 1,3]
- Multiple-Choice Quiz (25) [LO 1,2]
- Take Home Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadOne 2-hour seminar per week (over 12 weeks) with the expectation of a further 8 hours per week of independent study.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8186||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|