Courses & Units

Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder HIR306

Introduction

Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of terrorism and political violence; international organised crime and traffic in arms, drugs and people; religious nationalism and ethnic/racial conflict; and struggles for new states and national liberation. In attempts to maintain security, states use a range of overt and covert techniques, such as surveillance, espionage, counter-terrorism, and military force. This diverse range of threats and state responses is analysed in key examples from around the globe and in the Asia-Pacific region. 

In 2016 the unit will focus on the 'globalisation' of terrorism in such forms as al Qaeda, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the implications for global security, intelligence and law enforcement of 'radicalisation' and 'home grown' terrorism.

Summary

Unit name Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
Unit code HIR306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr T Narramore

Teaching staff

Dr T Narramore

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 OR 25 points at introductory level in HSG units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:   2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus:   web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Assessment

2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word tutorial paper/presentation and participation (20%), Take home exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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