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 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.
|Unit name||Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr T Narramore
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in HSG units OR HIR101
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2,000-word essay (40%), 1,000-word tutorial paper/presentation and participation (20%), Take home exam (40%)
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