Go to the University of Sydney home page
GOVT6103 - Australia in Diplomacy, Defence & Trade
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
Help? - Unit of Study Costs
Department: Government and International Relations
Offered session(s): 1
Classes: 2 hours per week

Assessment: Agency report and Ministerial briefing paper; group project

This unit examines Australia's external relations through its foreign, defence and trade policies from Federation until today. It will begin with an overview of the theoretical tools for studying foreign policy and the institutions of Australia's external relations. Following an examination of 'Continuity and Change' in Australia's foreign, defence and trade policies over the past millennium, key regional and international relationships will be analysed and the questions of national borders and international legal obligations examined. The final weeks of the unit will consider Australia's response to contemporary global issues such as the 'War on Terror'; the environment; nuclear affairs; and Australia's place in the global economy today.
Return to the Unit of Study Search List Return to the Unit of Study Handbook search