AIR348 - Activists Beyond Borders

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Danielle Chubb


At least two units at Level 2 in the International Relations major, or equivalent, or with the permission of the Unit Chair



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus:1 x 1-hour Class per week, 1 x 1-hour Seminar per week
Cloud (online): 1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


This unit critically examines the nature, effectiveness and implications of transnational activism in world politics. In the first part of the unit, students analyse debates around global agenda setting and transnational activists. Conceptual issues around strategies, effectiveness, state-activist interaction and the politics of representation are then applied to the practice of international relations through a series of case studies in the second part of the unit.


Seminar exercises, 20%, 1500 words

Essay, 40%, 1800 words

Group assignment, 40%, 3500 words (approx. 700 words per student)

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