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AIR729 - Human Security in Global Politics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Sally Totman Marshall





Incompatible with: AIP729
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit aims to develop understanding of key human security issues in contemporary world politics. Attention is given to the securitization of issues such as refugees, the environment and health in foreign policy, with an emphasis on the challenge to states' security in the post Cold War world. The unit will examine how the state and international organisations attempt to resolve human security crises. In particular, the unit aims to link human security issues with public policy frameworks by focussing on the role of government, NGOs and public opinion.


Report, 40%, 2500 words

Research and Writing Exercises, 20% each, 750 words x 2

Class/Online Exercises, 20%

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