Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 106

International Relations


Description

An introduction to the study of international relations. Topics include the historical emergence of states and the international system, the evolution of international norms, laws and organisations and the global pursuit of power, security, order, prosperity and emancipation. The focus is on how international organisations, states and non-state actors raise and address global challenges such as security and human insecurity, humanitarian intervention and peace-building, global gender, race, class, ethnic and other inequalities, development and poverty, economic governance in a globalised world, environmental degradation and the achievement of respect for human rights and cultural diversity. The course is informed by and introduces a range of international relations theories.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Anita Lacey

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

POLITICS 106: 15.0 points

Restrictions

285.111


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