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Diplomacy and statecraft (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Foreign policy involves relationships with other governments over which little control is directly exercised. Diplomacy as the art of persuasion is therefore an integral part of foreign policy. Just as democracy has transformed the domestic political environment of many countries since the eighteenth century, self-determination has transformed the international political environment in the twentieth century. The two traditions in statecraft - one moral and universalist, one pragmatic and promoting the 'national interest' - are tested in the context of bilateral, regional and multilateral modern diplomacy. Case studies in the Asia-Pacific and the challenges facing foreign policy.

Assessment: Essay (1000 words): 20% + Class presentation: 20% + Research paper on a relevant topic (5000-6000 words): 60%

Contact Hours: 3-hour class per week

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