Units of Study

GOVT6210 - Special Topics in International Studies

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Naser Ghobadzadeh

Description

State Security and Human Rights: This unit focuses on the interrelationship between state security and international human rights in the Post September 11 environment. Using a comparative approach to politics, it encourages students to identify similarities and differences in the response of western liberal governments to the threat of terrorism and to examine how these responses have influenced human rights practices, especially civil and political rights - in each country under review.

Assessments

1x1200wd literature review (35%), 1x2800wd essay (50%), 1x500wd in-class presentation (15%)

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week.

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