[Offered in even-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||School of Arts & Social Sciences|
This subject introduces students to two key areas of world politics: political/security relations, and international political economy. Global governance will form an integral part of the political and economic relations among countries. More particularly, it focuses on why and how countries enter conflict or develop cooperation with one another. Within the broader scope of the main foci in international relations, students will also learn about foreign policy making and diplomacy, military force build-up and humanitarian intervention, peace building and preventive diplomacy, international aspects of human rights, international development, environmental degradation, and international migration and refugees. Historical was well as recent cases of conflict and cooperation will be discussed. These will include military, political, and economic conflict and cooperation among various countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Key and foundational concepts and theories in international relations will be introduced, such as realism, liberalism, the national interest, and globalisation and global governance. Within the context of global governance, students will learn about important roles played international organisations (eg the UN), regional organisations (eg ASEAN), and international non-government organisations (eg Amnesty International) to arrest conflict and promote international cooperation.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.