The EU and Globalisation

Subject 166-544 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 15, 16 March, 5, 6 April. This subject will be taught as an intensive program from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the MIP one year program
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Assoc Prof Philomena Murray
Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on current debates on European Integration and Globalisation. It introduces students to concepts of integration, multi-level governance, polity, globalisation and social model. It applies these concepts to contemporary analytical debates and public discourses on the EU?s political development and external reach. It examines the stance of political scientists, sociologists, economists and legal scholars regarding the EU?s usefulness as a model of integration. It scrutinises divergent conceptions of the EU and its political development. It examines globalisation?s central place in narratives of EU development. The role of the EU as a?metrosexual superpower?, a civilian power and debates about soft and hard power are critically examined. The EU role as environmental leader and the EU Constitution are critically assessed. The implications in the changes in the transatlantic relationship are analysed, including implications for Australia and the Asia Pacific. It is expected that the value of interdisciplinary analysis will be illustrated.

Assessment: A research essay of 5000 words 100% (due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A reader will be provided.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to demonstrate competence in critical, creative and theoretical thinking through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgements and arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;

  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in the application of selected methods of analysis of international politics;

  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the academic protocols of research and presentation.

Related Course(s): Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of International Politics
Master of International Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)

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