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INTR71-350: Human Security and Global Development January 2020 [Intensive]

General information

This subject critically explores the field of global political economy and employs the subject of global development as the main topic of analysis. Students will gain an advanced knowledge of global political economy theory by studying the elemental three - mercantilism, liberalism and Marxism - and the more contemporary work of global political economy scholars who have both reinvigorated and challenged these with new ideas and critiques. The second part of the subject applies the field of global political economy to the pressing question of global development. How can the bulk of humanity be lifted beyond mere existence? Which structures of the global political economy are critical to global development and which of these is supporting or undermining efforts? Passing students will have an advanced theoretical, historical and practical understanding of global development and be able to employ global political economy in the pursuit of global development.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:INTR71-350
Subject title:Human Security and Global Development
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Workshop: x1 (Total hours: 18) - 1 x 3day workshop
  • Workshop: x1 (Total hours: 18) - 1 x 3day workshop
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended study hours


Prescribed resources:
  • United Nations Development Programme (1994). Human Development Report 1994: New Dimensions of Human Security. 1st, New York: Oxford University Press
  • Theodore H. Cohn (2016). Global Political Economy. Routledge , 464.
  • André Broome (2014). Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan , 344.
  • Anthony Payne, Nicola Phillips (2010). Development. Polity , 222.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an advanced theoretical, historical and practical understanding of global and sustainable development and be able to employ Global Political Economy in the pursuit of global and sustainable development.
  2. Demonstrate ability to present a research seminar and to work within a research team.
  3. Demonstrate the prospective capacity to lead a research team.
  4. Research, develop and submit a written assignment.
  5. Display teamwork skills and acquired knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organizational capacity.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report Project 2: The evaluation of a country's human security and development progress (2000 words) 40% Week 12 1, 4.
Project Project 1: Elements of Human Security. Part 1: Assessing one of the Seven Elements of Human Security: Seminar presentation (topics assigned by week 3). Part 2: The Case Study Report supporting the Presentation (1500 words). (Submission two weeks after the Seminar Presentation) 60% First on-campus block 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

This seminar provides an introduction and overview to the course and assessments. The concept of human security will be contextualised with specific reference to the changing security agenda and the emerging global frameworks for human security.

This seminar explores the impacts of human security focusing on each of the seven elements of human security.

In this seminar, the institutions and legal frameworks that govern the global responses to human security will be discussed to present what tools exist in countering human security concerns.

The concept of the global political economy will be explored in this seminar, noting that the link between global political economy, human security and development. The theories and actors operating within the global political economy will be considered.

This seminar introduces the concepts and theories of global development given within the current international system.

The way that global development and human security impact one another will be presented in this seminar, including issues such as overpopulation, resource scarcity and nontraditional contributors to conflict. Potential resolution methods will be examined by exploring democracy, governance and the role. Finally, in this seminar conclusions will be drawn linking together the complex relationship between human security, the global political economy and global development.

Approved on: Jan 8, 2020. Edition: 4.2