- Code POLS3004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Security Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Katrin Travouillon
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
Did George W. Bush declare a War on Terror because he felt humiliated by the 9/11 attacks? How do we assess a global phenomenon like climate anxiety and its impact on political activism? Did the images of trauma and grief following the Bali bombings actually serve to strengthen the Australian national community? And does it matter when the President of the United States declares that he fell in love with Kim Jong Un?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Summarise and present the contents of analytical readings on the role of emotions in international politics
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different theories and methods that political science research draws on to conceptualise and implement emotions as an analytical category
- Critically assess arguments for the relevance of emotions as an analytical category in international politics
- Apply these new analytical frameworks to historical and contemporary cases in international politics
- Tutorial Papers 5x500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Essay 2500 words (40) [LO 2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Petersen, Roger. “Emotions as Resources.” In: Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict. Cambridge University Press, 2011
Mercer, Jonathan. “Feeling like a State: Social Emotion and Identity.” International Theory 6, no. 03 (November 2014): 515–35.
Mercer, Jonathan. “Emotion and Strategy in the Korean War.” International Organization 67, no. 02 (April 2013): 221–52.
Hall, Todd H. “The Diplomacy of Sympathy.” In Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2015.
Saurette , Paul . “You dissin me? Humiliation and post 9/11 global politics” Review of International Studies 32, (2006): 495-522
Nussbaum, Martha. “Teaching Patriotism. Love and Critical Freedom.” In Political Emotions. Why Love Matters for Justice. Harvard University Press, 2015.
Crawford, Neta C. “The Passion of World Politics: Propositions on Emotion and Emotional Relationships.” International Security 24, no. 4 (April 2000): 116–56.
Hutchison, Emma. “Emotions and national community.” In Affective Communities in World Politics. Collective Emotions after Trauma. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Hennings, Anne. “The Dark Underbelly of Land Struggles: The Instrumentalization of Female Activism and Emotional Resistance in Cambodia.” Critical Asian Studies 51, no. 1 (January 2, 2019): 103–19.
Linklater, Andrew. “Anger and World Politics: How Collective Emotions Shift over Time.” International Theory 6, no. 03 (November 2014): 574–78.
Pupavac, Vanessa. “War on the Couch: The Emotionology of the New International Security Paradigm.” European Journal of Social Theory 7, no. 2 (May 2004): 149–70.
The following are recommended courses:
POLS2044 - Contemporary Political Analysis
SOCY2043 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
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