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Global Power and Justice - ICOM815

This unit looks at how power is exercised and communicated in different cultures and in different ways; legitimacy is a core concept to the study of power. We examine approaches to power in traditional Europe, China, India and Islam, as well as how language and the media can be used to exercise power. A range of modern theories of power are discussed. While there is a strong theoretical aspect to the unit, ultimately it is practical because anyone working internationally must understand power in all its manifestations. Teaching is interactive and students are encouraged to talk about their culture's approach to power and legitimacy.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Sabine Krajewski

Admission to MIntComm or MIntRel or MIntCommMIntRel or MPPP or MIntBusMIntComm or GradDipIntRel or MTransInterMIntRel or MSusDev Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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