Australian Foreign and Security Policy
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- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- appraise how Australia's foreign and security policy is shaped by state and non-state actors, and identify the factors that have caused policy change.
- demonstrate an understanding of how Australia sees itself in the world—and how it is seen by others.
- critically analyse evidence and identify the ethical implications of data and how it is used.
- demonstrate articulate communication skills by constructing evidence-based arguments in audio, digital, oral and/or written form.
- demonstrate technical proficiency in the conventions of the discipline.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
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This unit introduces students to Australian foreign and security policy, exploring the regional and international contexts in which Australia pursues its national interests. It traces how and why Australian foreign and security policy has changed over time, and the degree to which it is shaped by participation in international organisations, alliances and regional partnerships. The unit examines Australia’s relationship with such great powers as the United States, Britain and China, as well as other players in the Indo-Pacific region. Students consider the rising impact of non-state actors and such issues as terrorism, environmental crisis, refugees and migration, international political economy, and globalisation in order to form an understanding of Australia’s major policy challenges, past achievements and how it understands its place in the world.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
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