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AIR747 - Contemporary International Politics

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: AIP660, AIR660, AIR760
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit investigates key developments in contemporary international politics. It introduces the main perspectives to understanding world politics and the main elements of world politics: the state, society of states, international law and globalisation. The second part of the unit examines the key issues in world politics such as security in a globalising world, the topics of human rights, humanitarian violence and environmental governance. It asks does the way we address these issues and the correlated development and growth of contemporary global governance reflect a greater concern for justice in global politics.

Assessment

1. Online referencing and plagiarism quiz - 10%

2. 1500 word annotated bibliography task - 30%

3. Participation in  of 11 weeks classes (either online or in class) - 20%

4. 2500 word research essay - 40%

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