International Security Studies
Understand international politics, and security and strategic studies. Examine competing theories and different conceptions of security, the post-Cold War system, the roles of the United Nations and international law in international security.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- understand and analyse international politics and security and strategic studies
- demonstrate a good grasp of public policy, especially the processes and structures of decision-making in the area of international security
- identify the issues and questions most important to you, which will help you to focus your reading.
- States & International Relations;
- Theorizing International Relations
- Security & Securitization;
- Military Threats from Inter-State Wars
- Military Threats from Non-State Actors
- Economic & Social Threats to Security
- Environment & Health Threats to Security;
- Environmental and economic security
- Accidents & Natural Disasters;
- Crime & Insecurity
- International Relations in a Globalizing World
- Global Governance & Global Security
- Future of Security Studies
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject. This subject is also equivalent to PTR291 International Security Studies.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as POL291 International Security Studies.
This subject defines international security broadly to incorporate political, societal, military, environmental, economic and technological factors. After examining the competing theories of international politics and different conceptions of security, the focus shifts to the post-Cold War international system and especially the roles of the Subjected Nations and international law in international security. It utilises case studies from various regions to explain the changing dimensions of security.
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.
- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
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