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AIR348 - Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D 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:

2 hours: 1 hour class and 1 hour seminar, or equivalent for Cloud (online).


This unit critically examines the nature, effectiveness and implications of transnational activism in world politics. After exploring key concepts, the unit will examine the nature and controversies of a number of case studies, focusing on issues such as effectiveness, state-activist interaction, agenda setting, NGO micro-politics and the politics of representation. Case studies include the North Korean human rights movement, indigenous rights, LGBT rights and the global labour movement. Case studies will be taught by guest lecturers, in their area of research expertise.


Research Essay 40%

Collaborative (group) strategy paper 40%

Reading summaries 20%

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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