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Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder HIR306
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. The unit focuses on the `globalisation` of terrorism in such forms as Osama bin Laden`s al-Qa`ida network, and the implications for global security and intelligence of the rise of Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and lone wolf terrorism.
|Unit name||Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Catherine Goetze|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain key ideas, debates and theoretical perspectives in the field of political violence and terrorism.
- Apply theoretical perspectives and debates on political violence and terrorism to real world examples.
- Analyse the complex and dynamic relationships between political actors and institutions at local, national and/or international levels.
- Communicate your ideas fluently drawing upon evidence, and apply referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
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Prerequisites(25 points at introductory level in HSG units OR HIR101 - Introduction to International Relations)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HSA270 AND HSA370 AND HIR206
|Assessment||Take-home exam (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)|Minor essay (10%)|Major Essay (40%)|
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