Faculty of Arts


Global Politics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2021 for POLITICS 106.


This course introduces students to the study of global politics and international relations, and provides a foundation for the Politics and International Relations course offerings at Stages II and III and in postgraduate study.

Topics include the historical emergence of states and the international system, the role of ideas and practices of colonialism, nationalism, identity and war, and the global pursuit of power, security, order, prosperity and justice.

The focus is on how international organisations, states and non-state actors address global challenges such as state security and human insecurity, humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, 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 introduces a range of international relations theories.


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Thomas Gregory


A course reader will be made available if required


Coursework + exam


POLITICS 106: 15.0 points

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