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Australian Foreign Policy - POIX308

This unit offers students an overview of the history of Australian foreign policy-making since Federation. Students also learn about broad trends that have characterised Australian foreign policy-making and will be equipped to understand foreign policy in a more analytical way. The unit also pays significant attention to Australia's current position in the global arena as a background to the making of foreign policy, and considers some of the dilemmas of policy making. Topics to discuss include security, war, whaling, climate change, refugees, the rise of China and the US alliance and the impact these have on policy-making.

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When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Politics staff



NCCW(s): PLT350, POL308, POL386
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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