- Code INTR8068
- 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
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Dr Benjamin Day
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Why did the United States invade Iraq in 2003? Why has North Korea pursued a nuclear weapons program, despite almost universal condemnation? Why would China seek to expand its influence around the Asia-Pacific? And how does Australia pursue its overseas aid policy? Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) is the subfield of International Relations that seeks to explain foreign policy behaviour. In order to answer questions like those posed above, this course surveys the subfield of FPA, introducing its key concepts, modes of analysis and classic texts. By doing so, the course aims to equip students with tools to systematically investigate and analyse who and what matters in making foreign policy, as well as when particular factors are most likely to exert influence on foreign policy outcomes.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to:
1. Understand the major theories of international relations and how they differ from one another;
2. Understand the major domestic and international drivers of foreign and security policy;
3. Understand the foreign and security policies pursued by countries in the Asia-Pacific region;
4. Display a critical understanding of the factors influencing decisions to use force and trade policy;
5. The capacity to conduct research and make an argument in both written and oral work (as developed through written assessments and in-class discussions);
- Participation in Discussion - 10%
- Mid-term Exam – 40%
- Research Essay – 50%
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WorkloadOne 2-hour seminar per week (over 12 weeks) with the expectation of a further 8 hours per week of independent study.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9844||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person|