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Faculty Of Humanities & Social Sciences

POL5HSD, 2014

Subject Code:POL5HSD
Credit Points:15
Subject Description:This unit looks at human security from a humanitarian perspective. Students will explore the international humanitarian system, the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the Responsibility to Protect, civil-military relations in emergencies, issues facing refugees and displaced populations and international legal frameworks including the implications of the International Criminal Court for humanitarian practice. This unit will offer insights into international efforts to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity, whilst realising the challenges to humanitarian action in a complex world. This unit aims to challenge assumptions about aid and intervention, as well as provide discussion around the current trends that impact on humanitarian work. This subject will be taught with staff from the Humanitarian Advisory Group.
Prerequisites:Enrolment in the Master of International Relations (AMIR/AMIRL/AMIRH/AMIRS), Graduate Diploma of International Relations(AGIR), Graduate Certificate of International Relations (ACIR), Master of International Development or related double masters (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH/HZHPHID/HZPHID), Graduate Diploma of International Development(AGDST) or Graduate Certificate of International Development (ACDST).
Work Experience Indicator:Student is not undertaking work experience in industry
Available to 'Study Abroad' students:Y


Assessment Type%Comments
one 3,500-word research essay75
one class presentation on human security (1,000-words equivalent)25


Reading TypeTitleAuthorPublisher
RecommendedRethinking Human SecurityGoucha, Moufida and Crowley, John (eds)Chicester: Wiley 2008
RecommendedHuman Security: Reflections on Globalization and InterventionKaldor, MaryCambridge:Polity 2007
RecommendedHuman security and the UN :a critical history,MacFarlane, N.Indiana University Press 2006
RecommendedGlobalization, development and human security,McGrew, A. and Poku, N. K. (eds)Polity 2007

Subject Coordinator: Mr Chris Roche

Class Requirement
Week 14-16, Day. Mr Chris Roche (C.Roche@latrobe.edu.au)
Four 7-hour 30 min Seminars on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 16 and delivered via blended mode.