University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2013 - Terrorism and Global Politics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Research essay 40%, Mid-term online test 10%, Final online test 15%, Group project 25%, Participation 10%
Syllabus:

This course explores the influence of political violence – broadly defined – within contemporary international relations. The course traces the rise of existential threats to the state from non-state actors, it considers the spectrum of state and transnational initiatives and responses to ameliorate those threats, and reflects on how prevailing global political conflicts are refracted through the prism(s) of counter-terrorism. The course begins by examining the historical evolution of terrorism, its causes/rationales and the major theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of the phenomenon. It then provides a comprehensive exploration of the development of historical and contemporary terrorist groups, including the recent ‘fourth wave’ of terrorism (e.g. al-Qaeda and ISIS). The final part of the course focuses explicitly on counter-terrorism responses and counter- terrorism policies in the context of international security policy formulation. This takes the form of case studies that tease out the implications of terrorism for the security policy postures of key states in Australia's strategic neighbourhood, of Australia's main security allies in the Anglosphere and in the United Nations. Theoretically and conceptually, the course explores explanations of the nature and causes of terrorism as well as the logics underpinning individual (state) and collective (international) responses. It does so through an explicitly multi- disciplinary approach that incorporates historical (‘new’ and ‘old’ terrorism); conceptual (state- sponsored vs. non-state; global vs. regional; biological, environmental, cultural, political); and geographical (Middle East and Africa, Eurasia, South America) frameworks.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10185 LE01 136 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 11am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
19005 LEC0 37 12 No details available
Note: This lecture can be viewed on the web through Canvas so there is no time or location allocated to it.
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10186 SG04 30 1 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
10187 SG03 30 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
10188 SG02 30 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10189 SG01 30 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
18977 SG05 30 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
19056 SG06 24 11 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room