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.
|Unit name||Order, Violence and Justice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr. Matt Killingsworth
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Explain key ideas, debates and theoretical perspectives with respect to the relationship between order, violence and justice in the international realm.
- Apply theoretical perspectives and debates on the relationship between order, violence and justice in the international realm to real world examples.
- Communicate coherently in written and/or oral formats drawing upon evidence to support your argument.
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25 credit points at Introductory level in any discipline
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HSG203, HIR204 HSG303, HSD232, HSD332, XBR301, HSA232, HSA332
On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Off Campus/Distance: Web-based delivery of 13 lectures, online study school
Task 1: Take home exam (40%)
Task 2: Tutorial literature review (20%)
Task 3: Essay (40%)
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