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  • US Foreign PolicyPOLS90007

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject examines the formation and conduct of US foreign policy.It explores the actors, ideas, interests and institutions that shape US foreign policy, including the role of the President, the Executive branch, Congress, interest groups, lobbies, and political culture, including debates abou...

  • Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace?POLS90058

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an examination of some important issues in Asia-Pacific international politics in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates. The topics for study will normally include the China-US-Japan triangle, the Taiwan and Korean conflicts, the international context...

  • International Policymaking in PracticePOLS90034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How is foreign policy made? Who are the key actors involved in foreign and trade policymaking? What factors and information sources do they consider? What are the frames of reference that national and international policymakers bring to bear, the obstacles they confront, and the strategies and te...

  • Trade Policy Politics & GovernancePOLS90012

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    This subject examines the politics and governance of international trade. It explores the domestic and international dimensions of trade policy-making and the growing complexity of the "trade agenda" in national and international politics. It examines theories of trade and protection and theories...

  • Technology and Power in World PoliticsPOLS90051

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to theoretical approaches that move beyond stale technological determinist or instrumentalist approaches – the dominant traditional take on technology within politics and international relations – to outline new work that stresses the socially constructed and ...

  • Special Topics B International RelationsPOLS90046

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines contemporary issues in contemporary international relations and the policy issues they raise. It draws on the expertise of prominent academic and practitioner visitors or experts in the School of Social and Political Sciences and reflects one or more of the School's core res...

  • American PoliticsPOLS30030

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the key actors, ideas, interests and institutions in USA politics, including the Constitution, the President, Congress, the bureaucracy, political parties and ideologies, the courts, elections, the federal system, interest groups, the policy making process and political cult...

  • International Gender PoliticsPOLS30015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will look at issues of gender and sexuality in an international context. It will cover war and militarism and their effect on women, the international division of labour, the effects of religious fundamentalisms, the politics of population and reproductive technologies, international...

  • Politics and the MediaPOLS20026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the role of the media in the contemporary politics of Australia and similar countries. Topics covered include theories of the media in democratic politics, how news is manufactured, the power of news media to set the public and political agenda, the impact of television and ...

  • Contemporary Political TheoryPOLS20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the development of political theory in the last thirty years. It focuses on the emergence of key theoretical paradigms such as contemporary liberalism, communitarianism, multiculturalism, radical pluralism, post-structuralism and post-modernism and the ways in which these sc...

  • Political EconomyPOLS20031

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject applies theories of comparative and international political economy to important issues of current and historical concern. Current issues include the politics of rising income and wealth inequality; debates over redistribution via welfare and taxation in a changing global economy; th...

  • Great Power PoliticsPOLS90035

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the politics of peace and war between the ‘great powers’ of the contemporary world. It begins with the realist claim that war is basic to international relations and the attendant argument that peace is merely the period of preparation between two wars. This claim is then ex...

  • Approaches to Comparative PoliticsPOLS90024

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The principal aim of this subject is to provide an awareness and advanced critique of the major post-war (WWII) theories, approaches and methodologies in the sub-discipline of political science known as 'comparative politics'. Methods of comparing very different kinds of political unit are consid...

  • Terrorism and InsurgencyPOLS90050

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The study of political violence by non-state actors has assumed a renewed importance because of the growing threat of terrorism in Australia and because of Australian participation in armed groups overseas. This subject provides an overview of why and how these actors use violence and the threat ...

  • History Research WorkshopHIST40041

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will explore a particular theme in history through in depth reading, discussion, and research. It is aimed at enriching the Honours experience through making available to students a thematically focused subject to be taught by staff with research experience in a particular area of st...

  • Geographic Information SystemsGEOG90023

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshop will provide an introduction to the GIS program. The elective will be taught by a leading international GIS scholar with a group of domestic and international researchers gathered for an academic workshop; PhD students will be able to participate ...

  • Global Environmental HistoryHIST90036

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In the past decade the field of environmental history has seen great analytical and conceptual developments across all topics. This subject will examine recent major works in environmental history to assess the state of the field and to illuminate contemporary environmental issues and questions. ...

  • UBC:Global CitizenshipSOCI20009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Just what does it mean to be a “global citizen”? When few people even agree on what “global citizenship” means, this idea is murky, even if a more just and tolerant future world is compelling. In this highly interactive interdisciplinary and fully online course, you will consider themes relating ...

  • Ethics and International RelationsPOLS90048

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will explore a number of real-world ethical problems in international politics, and analyse the ethical responsibilities of citizens, states, and non-state actors in responding to these problems. These problems focus on ethical dilemmas concerning welfare, justice, and political legi...

  • Challenges in Australian Foreign PolicyPOLS90059

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores important contemporary challenges facing Australian foreign policy makers. Topics will include: the influence of settler-colonial origins on contemporary foreign policy/conflict over Australian identity and the “moral backwardness of international society”; the principal Aus...