- Code DIPL8001
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Diplomacy
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Law, Policy Studies More...
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof William Maley
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
This course introduces students to diplomacy as a distinct area of study. It opens by analysing classical accounts of diplomacy as consisting of a process of dialogue and negotiation between agents of the state, and proceeds to examine how processes of globalisation and fragmentation have affected the nature of diplomatic activity.
Particular attention is paid to three aspects of transnational diplomacy:
- The developments of cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas;
- The contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors; and
- The involvement of professional diplomats in rebuilding disrupted states.
The course draws extensively on concrete examples to highlight recent changes in diplomatic practice, and explores political, legal and ethical questions to which the changing character of diplomacy gives rise.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse classical accounts of diplomacy as consisting of a process of dialogue and negotiation between agents of the state, and proceeds to examine how processes of globalisation and fragmentation have affected the nature of diplomatic activity:
- Examine the developments of cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas:
- Assess the contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors;
- Analyse the involvement of professional diplomats in rebuilding disrupted states;
- Apply knowledge and skills in appraising concrete examples to highlight recent changes in diplomatic practice, debating political, legal and ethical questions to which the changing character of diplomacy gives rise.
- Research essay - 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2]
- Major research essay - 2500 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take-home exam - 2000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours per week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
Areas of Interest
- Development Studies
- Environmental Studies
- International Relations
- Policy Studies
- Political Communication
- Political Sciences
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