THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are provided with a comprehensive overview of the major approaches International Relations theory. In this subject we examine the purpose of theory, the origins of International Relations theory and its institutional evolution. We then consider the following approaches: realism; liberalism; constructivism; 'English School' approaches; classical theories; materialist theories; foreign policy analysis, normative theory; and post-positivist theory. Students undertake a detailed analysis of the central ideas associated with each theoretical approach, the major proponents of each theory, the historical and political factors which have given rise to each approach and the opportunities and shortcomings of having such a diverse range of theories competing for analytic and real-world influence.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects POL3TWP
Special conditions Core subject at 2nd year for the International Relations major in the Bachelor of Arts; core subject at 2nd year for the Bachelor of International Relations (ABIR) degree.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Theories of International Relations||Prescribed||Burchill, S. et al||(5TH EDITION) PALGRAVE 2013.|
|Readings||A history of international relations theory||Recommended||Knutsen, T.||MANCHESTER UP 1997|
|Readings||Making sense of international relations theory,||Recommended||Sterling-Faulker, J.||LYNNE RIEMER 2006|
|Readings||Understanding international relations||Preliminary||Brown, C and Ainley, K||PALGRAVE 2005|
Select to view your study options…
Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|one 1-hour examination (equivalent to 1000 words)||25|
|one 2,000-word essay||50|
|one take-home exam (equivalent to 1000 words)||25|