Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. A repeat seminar may be scheduled, depending on enrolments. |
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This subject will also run a full-day seminar on a Saturday towards the end of March for a model meeting of the UN General Assembly. Attendance at this day-seminar is not compulsory.
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Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Prof. John Langmore: email@example.com
The subject will examine various dimensions of the conflict between national sovereignty and international interdependence which impinge on the nature and institutions of global governance. It will extend students' knowledge of the diversity of the forms of international governance, and of the purposes, activities, styles of work and governance of international institutions. The subject will explore the rationale and functioning of existing institutions, attempt a rigorous assessment of their effectiveness, of proposals for their reform, and of the gaps in institutional arrangements. Particular attention will be given to the sources of conflicts underlying their difficulties in making decisions and taking action. On completion of the subject students should be better able to discern the forces operating in global institutions, the means through which they work, and to effectively discuss alternative possible reforms.
An essay of 1000 words (20%) due mid-semester, and two x 2000 word essays (40% each) one due end semester and the other due in the examination period. Students who recieve H2A or higher for the first essay will be given the option to submit a 4000 word essay (80%) in place of the 2 x 2000 word essays, due in 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. 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.
Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur, 2010, Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, Bloomington, Indiana UP
Paul Kennedy, The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, Random House, New York, 2006
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
100 Point Master of Criminology |
100 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
100 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
100 Point Master of International Relations
150 Point Master of Criminology
150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of Criminology
200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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