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AHA721 - Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian Sector

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Perreard



AHL701 unless previously completed.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit is an enhanced Cloud (online) unit consisting of four modules. In the first module, we will study the role of geopolitics in humanitarian crises. In module two we will critically examine the strengths and limitations of humanitarian programming in relation to the international legal framework (International Humanitarian Law, International Refugee Law) and study a number of international and non-international armed conflicts and their consequences on civilian populations, including the issues of refugees, asylum seekers and Internally Displaced People. In the third module we will examine the civilian-military relations in conflict settings, the role of peacekeeping operations and finally in the fourth module we will learn about the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine.

Through the use of international and virtual case studies the unit will explore and critically examine the impact and consequences of humanitarian interventions across different geographies, social, political and cultural contexts.


Two learning journals, 30%, 2 x 750 words (15% each)

Analytical report, 30%, 1000 words (Team Work) and 500 words (Individual Reflection)

Essay, 40%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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