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AIR348 - Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

Unit details

Year2015 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.


Participation Tutorial group work, presentations 800 words, In-class participation 10%, Group Project Participation 10% (anonymous peer marking)

Case study research paper 1600 words 40%

Collaborative strategy paper 1600 words 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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