THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS
Credit points: 15
This subject provides foundational knowledge and skills concerning the major approaches to International Relations (IR) theory for postgraduate coursework students. The subject first explores the purpose and history of IR theory and then examines the following approaches: liberalism; realism; the 'English School'; constructivism; Marxist approaches; critical theory and post-structuralism; post-colonialism; feminist theory and green theory. Students critically analyse the central ideas associated with each theoretical approach, the major proponents of each theory, and the historical and political factors which have given rise to each approach.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLecture presentations and tutorial discussion activities; research essay, take-home exam.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations or nested degrees
Incompatible subjectsPOL3TWP OR POL2TWP
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International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversityition
AuthorTim Dunne et al
PublisherOxford University Press
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray
LectureWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Mid-semester Exam (1500 word equivalent)In-class exam consisting of extended answers to a list of questions
Research Essay (3000 words)Students are required to research and write an essay in response to a question set by the subject coordinator.
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