- Code NSPO8040
- Unit Value 3 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject National Security Policy
- Areas of interest Security Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Elise Stephenson
- Sue Thompson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Spring Session 2022
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Course available for remote (online) learning only. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes. Class dates are 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15 & 22 Nov
This course will address the importance of analysing gender perspectives in national security-related policy and decision making, implementation and practice. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of gendered policies in national security communities in government, the private sector, non-government organisations and the media. Students will engage with critical gender theory and empirical research from a range of interdisciplinary sources and perspectives.
The course will also offer practical engagement opportunities with policymakers and practitioners from government, private industry and the non-government sector. This engagement will be delivered in collaboration with senior policy practitioners who will relate the course content to insights from their careers.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Acquire a critical understanding of the importance of addressing gender-based perspectives in national security policymaking.
- Critically assess current policies relevant to gender-based perspectives.
- Formulate, analyse and evaluate options for gender-based national security policy and practice.
- Develop and communicate ideas, analysis, and argument in a range of forms for professional and scholarly audiences.
- Policy Analysis (2,000 words) (60) [LO 2,3,4]
- Professional Presentation (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Six half days on campus spread over the course of two weeks.
Individual study approx 4-5 hours per week (50-60 hours).
Bashevkin, S. Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America, Oxford University Press, 2018.
Gentry, Shepherd & Sjoberg, Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security, Routledge, 2018.
Harris Rimmer, S & Thompson, ‘Celebrating and Interrogating Women and National Security’, Security Challenges, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018
Hayward, L. ‘Increasing the number of senior women in the Australian Army’, Security Challenges, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018
Hudson, V. Sex and World Peace, Columbia University Press, 2014.
Koch, M. & Fulton, S. ‘In Defense of Women: Gender, Office Holding, and National Security Policy in Established Democracies’, The Journal of Politics, 01/2011, Volume 73, Issue 1.
Olonisakin, Hendricks & Okech, ‘The convergence and divergence of three Pillars of influence in gender and security’, African Security Review, 10/2015, Volume 24, Issue 4.
Roe, P. ‘Gender and “positive” security’, International Relations, 03/2014, Volume 28, Issue 1.
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