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Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder HIR306

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
Unit code HIR306
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Catherine Goetze
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • research and discuss aspects of political violence and terrorism showing an awareness of the key conceptual difficulties, theoretical perspectives and debates in the field and relate theoretical perspectives and debates about to real world examples
  • demonstrate an awareness of and critically reflect upon the complex and dynamic relationships between political actors and institutions at local, national and/or international levels
  • demonstrate an academic critical capacity and development of balanced argument and evaluation
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Requisites

Prerequisites

(25 points at introductory level in HSG units OR HIR101 - Introduction to International Relations)

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSA270 AND HSA370 AND HIR206

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)
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