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HSM4521 - Mechanisms for International Governance

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Beth Edmondson


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Key international institutions and state-institution relations. Focal points for analysis include coalition peacekeeping arrangements, environmental management, the management of transboundary problems, challenges to national sovereignty and recent developments in international relations, epistemic communities and supra-national organisations.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of significant debates and structural developments in the study of contemporary international politics and political arrangements;
  2. Utilise a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of contemporary international political issues and policies;
  3. Engage in oral and written discussion of international governance mechanisms, international political arrangements and dynamics;
  4. Demonstrate expertise in using and integrating appropriate methodological tools in analysing international political events, dynamics and governance mechanisms.


Essay 1 (4500 words): 50%
Essay 2 (4500 words): 50%


First degree with a major in politics or history-politics or related discipline. HSM4301 and HSM4302


HPL4521, GSC4521