Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia
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- 01 Jun 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad knowledge about the history of conflict and political violence in South Asia
- explain and analyse the nature of political and security challenges confronting the South Asian region and how these challenges impact upon global security
- display a well-developed analytical ability to design comprehensive strategies to deal with all aspects of security in South Asia
- effectively communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to conflict and political violence in South Asia through clear and accurate written work and video or oral presentations.
- Sources of Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia
- The Kashmir Dispute
- India-Pakistan Hostility
- The Afghan Conundrum
- 9/11 and the US Occupation of Afghanistan
- Pak-Afghan Conflict and the War in Afghanistan
- The Growth and Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism
- Ethno-nationalist Conflicts in South Asia
- Communal Violence in South Asia
- Maosit Insurgency in South Asia
- Major Terrorist Groups in Operation in South Asia
- Prospects for Peace in South Asia
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as POL237 Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia.
This subject 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 unit will place particular emphasis on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
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.
- Written Assignment / Essay 1 (30%)
- Written Assignment / Essay 2 (30%)
- Closed Book Invigilated Examination (40%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbooks are not required.