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AIR448 - Contemporary Security and Strategy

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Unit chair:C Snyder
Incompatible with: AIS661, AIS761, AIR748
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit examines the key concepts in security: power, conflict and the security of the nation state. We begin by examining the causes of war and the evolution of strategic thought from classical times to the present debate on the revolution of military affairs. This leads to a discussion of alternative theoretical frameworks of analysis.

 

We then focus on current debates within the field: nuclear strategy (including the deterrence or defence debate arising from ballistic missile defence), proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and regional conflict. We conclude by examining the development of grand strategy by the great powers.

Assessment

Two Essays 2000 words 40% each, Participation 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2192$2359

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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