- Code INTR8043
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Pacific Affairs
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Denghua Zhang
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2022
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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 explores the experience of the post-colonial states and societies of the Pacific with global political, strategic, cultural and economic processes. It examines the impact of such processes on the fragmentation and integration of political community, on development and poverty, cultural identity, conflict and governance, human security and sovereignty. It is particularly concerned with how global norms and ideas such as democracy, human rights, gender equity, sovereignty, statism and neo-liberal economics interact with the values and organisation of local societies. It situates the Pacific experience in a larger debate about the impact of 'globalisation' on developing states, and about the international system as viewed from non-western regions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of dynamics, debates and processes that shape the post-colonial (as in the era) contemporary Pacific.
- Apply post-colonial approaches to write analytical pieces and generate research on the Pacific, and other regions or areas of interest.
- Confidently pursue future research and/or policy work in international relations, security, development or diplomatic studies in the most diverse region of the world.
- Demonstrate the ability to think independently, reflectively and persuasively on the politics and international relations of the post-colonial Pacific.
- Participation (10) [LO 1]
- Short Essay (1,500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Main Research Essay (3,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take-home exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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