Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. If enrolments exceed 30, the 2nd hour of the seminar may be split into 2 or 3 small classes.
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:
166-543 A Postcolonial International Relations?
|Core Participation Requirements:
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This subject introduces major postcolonial concerns such as the ethnocentricism of the Euro-Atlantic international system, the need to elevate Third World interests and perspectives, the appropriateness of universal prescriptions such as democratisation and neoliberalism, the making and unmaking of nations, ethnicity and violence, and questions about resource distribution. In parallel, it examines disciplinary international relations to see how far such concerns are presently addressed or might be addressed without foundational change. It also raises the possibility of whether, instead of staying within the confines of international relations, we would do better to range more widely and take in other discourses about the international such as globalisation and development. On completion of the subject, students should have an imaginative understanding of the issues at stake, and be able to decide for themselves how these might best be pursued in the context of contending knowledge formations.
A class paper of 1000 words (25%) due during the semester, and a research paper of 4000 words (75%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of International Relations
Politics and International Studies
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