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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||C Snyder|
|Incompatible with:||AIS661, AIS761, AIR448|
|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.|
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.
Two Essays 2000 words 40% each, Participation 20%
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