POLS5681 Governance in the International System
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines conflict between different principles of order and justice in world politics. It investigates the adequacy of basic institutions of inter-state order, including multilateralism and the United Nations, in the context of contemporary demands for justice in world politics. It also investigates the nature of international law in world politics. The topics examined will vary from year to year, but particular institutions studied may include the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Students are able to (1) develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge of core theories, concepts and practices in International Relations; (2) develop and demonstrate an advanced understanding of core methods of inquiry and research in International Relations; (3) develop and demonstrate an advanced understanding of important cross-cutting themes in International Relations; (4) develop and demonstrate advanced professional writing skills for careers in International Relations; (5) develop and demonstrate research competency and advanced analytical skills for careers in International Relations; and (6) develop and demonstrate professional communication and/or cross-cultural and/or behavioural and/or networking skills for careers in International Relations.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) analytical exercise; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Mark Beeson
- Contact hours
- seminars: 18 hours
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