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Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context (11244.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189984) - View

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This unit introduces students to the domestic politics and international context of a specific global region (for example, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia and the Pacific etc.) by analysing contemporary debates and theoretical approaches relevant to democratisation, authoritarianism, development, and the legacies of history, religion and culture.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify, compare and distinguish the historical and contemporary context of politics in a specific region;

2. Examine and critique the complexity, distinctiveness of conceptual and theoretical ideas and events to political practice in case study countries;

3. Analyse the origins, evolution and contemporary dynamics of the nations and regions in international context and the challenges to them;

4. Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of international relations; and

5. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how this relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.


11238 introduction to International Relations AND must have passed 24 credit points.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

10237 Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context.

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