This Unit will explore the political, economic, social and developmental challenges of countries in the Global South. Students will examine the changing place of these countries in the global political economy, as well their importance in debates about human rights, democracy and security. The Unit will focus on the events and processes that have shaped the current contours of the Global South, including the Cold War, development narratives, foreign aid, humanitarian intervention, globalisation and the rise of the BRICs countries.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Policy Paper (20%), 1x2000wd Major Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr Final Exam (30%), x Tutorial Participation (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the International Relations major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Politics and International Relations stream