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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Remy Davison


Concepts of sovereignty, power, intervention, nationalism, conflict, and conflict resolution are explored in the context of such issues as human rights, refugees, war, arms control, global ecology, new world economy and the collapse of USSR. An underlying theme throughout the unit is an examination of the roles of power and morality in the conduct and analysis of international relations.


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

  1. A better understanding of the relations between nation-states, regional and world actors.

  1. A better comprehension of the forces pulling towards greater globalization in international politics.

  1. An ability to present an argument in a fluent, logical and coherent way.

  1. A better understanding of the of the nature of moral judgements in the conduct and analysis of international relations.


Essay (6000 words): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Remy Davison

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study