DIPLOMACY AND STATECRAFT
Credit points: 15
This unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of modern diplomacy. It draws on the diplomatic practices of the major powers, with a particular focus on American diplomacy and foreign policy, but also examines examples from the Asia-Pacific and Europe. The unit covers the historical evolution, context and legal framework of diplomacy, the key functions it plays, the place of multilateralism and of coercion in contemporary diplomacy and the way in which globalization is and is not changing modern diplomacy. The unit concludes with three case studies which put the ideas examined earlier in the unit into specific experiences. These change from year to year, in 2013 it will examine the end of the Cold War, the 1999 bombing of Kosovo and the decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRobin Cameron
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites POL1SNS and POL1EEH; This subject is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations degree (ABIR)
Special conditions This subject is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations (ABIR) degree. Second-year level core subject for ABIR
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobin Cameron
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Diplomatic Campaign (2000 words)||50|
|Ministerial Brief (equivalent 500 words)||10|
|Take-home exam (1500 words)||40|