Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia
Gain an overview of the history of conflict and political violence in South East Asia. With emphasis on India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, examine the relationship between politics, security and terrorism, and the measures taken by affected states.
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On successful completion of the subject, you should have:
- a broad knowledge about the history of conflict and political violence in South Asia;
- a greater understanding about the nature of political and security challenges confronting the South Asian region and how these challenges impact upon global security;
- and a well developed analytical ability to design comprehensive strategies to deal with all aspects of security in South Asia.
- Security Challenges in South Asia;
- Politics in India
- Politics in Pakistan
- Politics in Afghanistan
- Kashmir dispute
- Indo-Pakistan Wars;
- Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflict
- Nuclear weapons
- Islamic fundamentalism
- 9/11 and US invasion of Afghanistan
- Pakistan and the war in Afghanistan
- Prospects for peace in Southwest Asia
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area. Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
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Students should purchase the Unit Reader via the Murdoch bookshop (http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Bookshop/Open-Universities-Australia)
This subject was previously known as POL237 Politics and Security in South Asia.
Aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of political and security challenges confronting the South Asian region and how these challenges impact upon global security; the relationship between politics, security and terrorism in South Asia; the appropriate counter-terrorism measures that have been taken by affected states; and the ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions to security problems confronting South Asia. While a regional perspective will be adopted, the subject will place particular emphasis on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)