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AIR348 - Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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:

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 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 such issues as: indigenous rights, LGBT rights, environmental activism, and asylum seekers. Case studies will be taught by guest lecturers, in their area of research expertise.


Essay, 40%

Group Assignment, 40%

Research and Writing Exercises, 20%

Unit Fee Information

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