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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- 30 Nov 2020
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On successful completion of the subject, you should have:
- broad knowledge about the history of terrorism and political violence in sub-national, national, and international politics
- critical understanding of the various theoretical perspectives, debates and challenges in the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism
- an understanding of the politics of terrorism and counterterrorism, together with its historical evolution
- understand the various theories regarding causative factors behind terrorism, and identify the social, economic and political conditions in which it has emerged
- hypothesise the implications of specific ways of thinking about terrorism for counterterrorism practices and policy.
- Introduction: Conceptualising terrorism;
- Framing terrorism: the role of the media and experts;
- Terrorism in historical perspective;
- Types of terrorism;
- Causes of non-state terrorism
- State terrorism
- Globalisation and political violence
- Responses to terrorism;
- The War on Terror
- Threat responses: Australia and Indonesia
- Counterterrorism, democracy and human rights
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.
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Essay 1 (25%)
- Essay 2 (35%)
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