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This unit examines cooperation by states in international relations, focusing on political, economic, security and human rights regimes evident in international organisations, especially the United Nations, the European Community, the OSCE, NATO, ASEAN and APEC. The overall aim of the unit is to explore the benefits and possible pitfalls as well as the difficulties associated with cooperation amongst sovereign states.

Summary 2020

Unit name International Cooperation
Unit code HIR208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations


Teaching staff


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



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About Census Dates




HIR101 OR HPP101

Mutual Exclusions

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

HIR308, HSG213, HSG313


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  2 hour lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

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


2,000-word essay (35%), 1,000-word essay (15%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hour end-of-semester exam (40%)

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