University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2013 - Terrorism and Global Politics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
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
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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 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21296 LE01 180 19 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20253 TU05 40 1 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
20254 TU04 40 4 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
20255 TU03 50 3 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
25679 TU08 40 1 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class