Faculty of Arts


Global Politics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 106.


This subject introduces students to the study of global politics and international relations, and provides a foundation for the Politics and International Relations course offerings at Stages II and III and in postgraduate study. Topics include the historical emergence of states and the international system, the role of ideas and practices of colonialism and security, and the global pursuit of power, security, order, prosperity and emancipation.

The focus is on how international organisations, states and non-state actors - and, importantly, citizens - raise and address global challenges such as security and human insecurity, humanitarian intervention and peacebuilding, global gender, race, class, ethnic and other inequalities, development and poverty, economic governance in a globalised world, environmental degradation and the achievement of respect for human rights and cultural diversity. The course is informed by and introduces a range of international relations theories.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Stephen Hoadley


Coursework + exam


POLITICS 106: 15.0 points



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