Units of Study

GOVT1202 - World Politics

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Peter Young


This unit introduces the core content of the field of international relations. The first part of the unit presents the realist, liberal, Marxist and constructivist paradigms of international relations. The second part of the unit discusses the key actors and processes political scientists define in the field, including the state, decision makers, bureaucratic organisations, and classes. The final part of the unit focuses on international security, international political economy, and global problems.


1x500wd essay (10%), 1x2300wd essay (35%), 1x2hr in-class test (40%) and tutorial participation (15%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive

Additional Information

In Summer School this unit is available to current HSC students only.


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