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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:

Nicholas 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.


Quiz, 10%

Research and Writing Exercise, 30%

Class/Online Exercises, 20%

Essay, 40%, 2500 words

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