This unit is primarily concerned with changing power structures in contemporary international relations. It thus focuses on assessing the policy intentions and power capabilities of great and rising powers such as the United States, China, the UK, France, Russia and India. Attention will also be directed toward those issue-areas (security, terrorism, globalisation) that promise to dominate international relations for the foreseeable future.
The unit is specifically designed for students to develop greater awareness of the factors that underlie foreign policy decision-making as the great powers endeavour to maximise their interests in the contemporary international system.
|Unit name||The Great Powers|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
Tutorial participation (10%); 1000-word critical review essay (10%); 2,000-word research paper (40%); 2-hour end of semester exam (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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