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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:

Sally Totman Marshall

Prerequisite:

At least two units at Level 2 in the International Relations major, or equivalent, or with the permission of the Unit Chair.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

Essay, 40%

Group Assignment, 40%

Research and Writing Exercises, 20%

Unit Fee Information

Unit fee information available soon

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