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    Focuses on the emergence of contemporary developments such as new actors, regionalism, new media, refugees, the digitisation of international life and global environmental problems, and their impact on world politics.

    About this paper

    Paper title Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One 100-Level POLS paper or 72 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    18 100-level POLS points


    Teaching staff

    Dr Lena Tan


    There is no textbook for this course.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand contemporary developments and changes in twenty-first century global politics.
    2. Understand how and why these new developments and trends will have an impact on global affairs.
    3. Analyse and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of mainstream International Relations theories in light of these developments.
    4. Demonstrate analytical, research and writing skills.
    5. Carry out independent and self-directed research and present the findings in a written research essay and policy brief.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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