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AIR707 - The United Nations and International Organisation

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Dean Coldicott





Incompatible with:

AIP725, AIR489, AIR725, AIR789

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit aims to further students understanding of the politics of contemporary global governance. The first part of the unit explores international organisations within world politics. Students will become aware of the key theories and concepts of co-operation and apply them to international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the WTO. The second part of the unit examines the roles of non-governmental organisations in their interactions with governments and international organisations in respect to recent campaigns which seek to address global poverty, environmental degradation and human rights abuses.


Test, 30%, 1500 words

Essay, 50%, 2500 words

Class/Online Exercises, 20%

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