Courses & Units

Order, Violence and Justice HIR204

Introduction

This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes through Hugo Grotius and Immanuel Kant to Carl von Clausewitz. The second part of the unit will trace the establishment of international laws and norms that attempt to regulate the use of force in the international realm, the emergence of humanitarian intervention and the relationship between sovereignty, international law and the use of force. The unit will conclude with an evaluation of the degree to which new international legal mechanisms have altered the way we think about the legitimate use of force.

Summary

Unit name Order, Violence and Justice
Unit code HIR204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr Matt Killingsworth

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101

Mutual Exclusions

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

HIR304,HSG203, HSG303, HSA232, HSA332,HSD232HSD332

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

On campus: 1000 word- tutorial exercise (20%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2000-word end of semester take-home exam (40%)

Off Campus: 1000 word- tutorial exercise (20%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2000-word end of semester take-home exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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