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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Beth Edmondson


Previously coded HSM4521


Key international institutions and state-institution relations. Focal points for analysis include coalition peacekeeping arrangements, environmental management, the management of transboundary problems, challenges to national sovereignty and recent developments in international relations, epistemic communities and supra-national organisations.


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

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of significant debates and structural developments in the study of contemporary international politics and political arrangements;
  2. Utilise a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of contemporary international political issues and policies;
  3. Engage in oral and written discussion of international governance mechanisms, international political arrangements and dynamics;
  4. Demonstrate expertise in using and integrating appropriate methodological tools in analysing international political events, dynamics and governance mechanisms.


Written work: 100% (9000 words)


First degree with a major in politics or history-politics or related discipline. APG4761 and APG4762


HPL4521, GSC4521