- Code INTR8080
- 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, Ethics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Kirsten Ainley
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Mainstream IR theory has traditionally downplayed a concern with ethics, often relegating normative concerns to the domestic sphere. To correct for this, cutting edge work in the field has started to develop tools to confront some of the most pressing global issues: for instance conflict, atrocity, increasing inequality, migration, displacement, and climate change. This course sets out a series of frameworks with which to understand and act upon these issues, as well as examining arguments about the key actors in international ethics and analysing the logics of various responses to ethical problems. The course explores the relationships between theory and practice and between ethics and politics, and is structured around both close examination of the academic literature and application to ‘real world’ situations and cases.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand a wide range of literature in contemporary global ethics.
- Critically evaluate live arguments and debates regarding global ethical theories, issues, and actions.
- Apply conceptual and theoretical tools to analyse ‘real world’ problems of global ethics.
- Develop strong written and oral communication skills in order to analyse and discuss issues of global ethics.
- Essay plan and literature review (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars, lectures, as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time
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