Theories, causes and effects of interventions in the Global South in the form of invasions to install new regimes, covert operations, peacekeeping missions, and post-conflict, multilateral programmes.
Interventions have increased since the end of the Cold War and involve many actors ranging from the UN and regional organizations to NGOs. This course focuses on the theories, causes and effects of interventions in the Global South in the form of invasions to install new regimes, covert operations, peacekeeping missions, and post-conflict multilateral programs. We will also be examining the following questions: Are these interventions appropriate? How do they reflect power and international hierarchies in world politics? Are these interventions effective and what are the factors leading to success or failure?
|Paper title||Interventions, Peacekeeping and the Global South|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
- POLS 304
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Dr Lena Tan
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Communication, Self-motivation, Scholarship, Global perspective.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Understand the broad spectrum of interventions that have taken place and continue to take place in the Global South
- Understand the various theories regarding the causes of civil conflicts and peacekeeping
- Analyse some major conflicts around the world that have involved external intervention and have a better understanding of the factors that contribute to the success and failure of various forms of intervention
- Develop analytical, research and writing skills
- Carry out independent and self-directed research and present the findings in a written research essay and policy brief