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AIR748 - Security and Strategy

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Craig Snyder





Incompatible with: AIS661, AIS761, AIR448
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit examines the key concepts in security: power, conflict and the security of the nation state. We begin by examining the causes of war and the evolution of strategic thought from classical times to the present debate on the revolution of military affairs. This leads to a discussion of alternative theoretical frameworks of analysis.

We then focus on current debates within the field: nuclear strategy (including the deterrence or defence debate arising from ballistic missile defence), proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and regional conflict. We conclude by examining the development of grand strategy by the great powers.


Class/Online Exercises, 20%,

Group Assignment, 50 %

Report, 30%

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