- Code INTR8079
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Douglas MacKay
- Mode of delivery In Person
Autumn Session 2020
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Radicals & Reactionaries introduces students to themes and ideas at the ideological extremes of world politics. The mainstream of international relations theory has long been divided between liberals and realists, attended by social constructivists, and a handful of less mainstream positions. This course will survey ideological positions to the political extremes on either side, and beyond. We will begin by considering leftist and revolutionary radicalisms, including radical Marxisms, anarchisms, and revolutionary ideas in the anticolonial tradition. In the second half of the course, we will consider conservative and reactionary international thought. The course readings will draw on theoretical works in these traditions, along with relevant secondary literature and linkages to research in IR and international history.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand concepts and debates in radical and reactionary ideologies
- Critically evaluate texts in radical and reactionary political thought
- Apply these frameworks to assess ideologies in world politics
- Develop strong written and oral communication skills in order to analyse and discuss radical and reactionary ideas and texts
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,3]
- Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
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