In this essay you will evaluate the usefulness of various explanations for Australia's foreign policy behaviour (Realism, Liberal Internationalism and Strategic Culture)

Assessment 2 - 2000 Word Essay

Purpose/Rationale

Various explanations for foreign policy behavior have been introduced as perspectives that can enlarge your analytic toolkit. In general they can be applied to any state, but the specific example of Australia is the focus of this subject. You will evaluate these approaches by applying them to Australia to conclude whether they convincingly explain Australia's foreign policy behaviour. Students are encouraged to compare their insights about Australian foreign policy with prior knowledge they have about other states. This essay will contribute 40% to your overall grade.

Task Details

In this essay you will evaluate the usefulness of various explanations for Australia's foreign policy behaviour (Realism, Liberal Internationalism and Strategic Culture).

The question is: How useful are Realism, Liberal Internationalism and Strategic Culture as explanations for Australian foreign policy behaviour?

Instructions

This assessment task is designed as a concept test to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of various explanations of Australian foreign policy.

You will:

  1. Summarise your understanding of the various influences on Australian foreign policy.
  2. Critically appraise the usefulness of these approaches to understanding foreign policy with reference to government documents, academic literature and policy
  3. Submit your work to the Turnitin link below. Feedback

Written feedback will be provided through Turnitin. Marks and feedback will be available within 3 weeks.

Submission

Submit your essay through the following Turnitin link.

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