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International Security in 21st Century - GOVT2225

Year - 2018

This unit introduces the theoretical foundations, essential concepts and central issues in the field of international security. It provides students with analytical tools to understand and participate in current debates concerning security and threats. The first part of the unit provides an introduction to the theoretical interpretations of international security. The second part discusses security phenomena, problems and strategies, including the coercive use of force, deterrence, guerrilla and counterinsurgency, nuclear stability, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, arms races and disarmament, security cooperation and security regimes. The discussion in this part includes a critical review of the dilemmas, strategies, and solutions in each of the issue areas.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), Tutorial participation (20%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2205

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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