Terrorism in a Globalised World
Understand terrorism and counter-terrorism politics and policy. Draw on contemporary and historical case studies to consider the relationships between forces of globalisation, political interest, ideology and violence.
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- 31 May 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
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On successful completion of the subject, you will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the history of terrorism and political violence in sub-national, national, and international politics
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theoretical perspectives, debates and challenges in the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism including theories of the causative factors behind terrorism
- analyse the politics of terrorism and counterterrorism, together with its historical evolution, and the social, economic and political conditions in which terrorism has emerged
- evaluate the implications for counterterrorism practices and policy of particular ways of thinking about terrorism
- communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing
- Conceptualising terrorism
- Framing terrorism: the role of media, experts and politicians
- Terrorism in historical perspective
- Theories of causation and non-state terrorism
- State terrorism
- Globalisation and political violence
- Politics and theory of counter-terrorism
- The War on Terror
- The politics of terrorism in Australia
- Terror and counter-terror in Indonesia
- Democracy, human rights and rise of the security state
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.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as PTR293 Terrorism in a Globalised World.
Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 the spectre of terrorism and resultant ‘War on Terror’ have come to dominate and in many respects reshape national and international politics. The aim of this subject is to provide a critical understanding of terrorism and counter-terrorism politics and policy within the context of a globalised world. Drawing upon both contemporary and historical case studies, the subject considers the complex interrelationships between forces of globalisation, political interest, ideology and violence.
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.
- Timed Online Exam (40%)
- Essay 1 (25%)
- Essay 2 (35%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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