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AIR108 - International Relations

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Offerings: Trimester 1
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Burchill
Incompatible with: AIP108
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In the post-Cold War political environment, students, scholars, and policy-makers have been forced to rethink the content and theoretical conceptualisations of the discipline of international relations. To a considerable degree international relations scholarship has focused on the political and security dimensions of the Cold War. This preoccupation with what was a brief and unusual period in global history masked the importance of economic and resource-based issues. These issues, along with human rights and the environment, now need to be more fully integrated into the study of world politics if we are to understand and adequately respond to the challenges created by the processes of globalisation and fragmentation.


On campus: first assignment 1000 words 20%, essay 2500 words 40%, tutorial program 10%, examination 30%.
Off campus: first assignment 1000 words 20%, essay 3000 words 50%, examination 30%.

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