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Specialist Major in Politics and International Relations (SM0030.1)


Faculty of Business, Government & Law


Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society

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  • Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2019 End Date: Current Version


The politics and international relations major aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of politics, government, and national security. It explores the implications of a world divided into multiple polities. The program encompasses philosophical, political, theoretical, institutional, and practical policy and issue based concerns relating to contemporary governance and democratic citizenship. Politics is about who gets what, when and how and the deliberative processes central to domestic politics and international collective life. The program incorporates the study of human security, global governance, foreign aid, trans-national crime, national security, terrorism, counter-terrorism and cybercrime.

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Specialist majors are only available to students in the course for which the major is required.


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