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AIR747 - Contemporary International Politics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:N Henry




Incompatible with: AIP660, AIR660, AIR760
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Online referencing and plagiarism quiz 10%

1500 word annotated bibliography task 30%

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

2500 word research essay 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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