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Theories of International Relations - IRPG841

This unit provides students with a grounding in the principle theoretical approaches to the study of international relations and world order. Beginning with a focus on the historical emergence of traditional approaches such as realism, liberalism and Marxism and their competing perspectives on the causes of war and the conditions for peace, the unit goes on to consider more recent approaches, including gender approaches, critical theory, constructivism, postcolonialism, postmodernism and green theory.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jonathan Symons

Admission to MIntRel or PGDipIntRel or GradDipIntRel or MIntCommMIntRel or MIntBusMIntRel or MIntRelMIntTrdeComLaw or MTransInterMIntRel or MConfInt or GradCertIntRel or MPPP or MPPPMIntRel or GradCertPP or GradDipPP or MSecStrategicStud or MCrim or MIntell or MCTerrorism or MIntPubDip or MDevStud or MPASRMDevStud or MPPPMDevStud Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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