Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia
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- 30 Aug 2021
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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.
Assessment for this unit is based on a combination of written assignments and a closed book, two hours written final examination. The various assessment tasks will help students to develop their analytical and creative thinking, strengthen their ability to communicate orally and in written English, and to acquire an in-depth knowledge of South Asian political and security issues along with along with an interdisciplinary and global outlook. Students will get written feedback from the unit coordinator/tutor on their written assignments and tutorial participation. Students also have the right to see their marked exam scripts.
- Written Assignment / Essay 1 (30%)
- Written Assignment / Essay 2 (30%)
- Timed Online Examination (40%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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