• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Areas of interest Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Law, Policy Studies More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Lauren Richardson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.

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:

  1. The developments of cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas;
  2. The contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors; and
  3. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. 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:
  2. Examine the developments of cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas:
  3. Assess the contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors;
  4. Analyse the involvement of professional diplomats in rebuilding disrupted states;
  5. 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research essay - 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Major research essay - 2500 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Take-home exam - 2000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must be currently enrolled in one of the following programs: MDIPLO Master of Diplomacy MINTR Master of International Relations MINLD Master of International Law and Diplomacy CDIPLO Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy 9561XPHD Doctor of Philosophy, Diplomacy Other cognate fields may request consent.

Prescribed Texts

Not required

Areas of Interest

  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Political Sciences

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4647 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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