The Politics and International Relations program is part of the School of Social Sciences within the Arts Faculty of Monash University; it is based on the Clayton and Caulfield campuses. We offer undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate degrees.
Many subjects are available for study and there’s a range of expertise available for supervision. Numerous careers are potentially open to Politics graduates.
A key issue in Politics (of which International Relations is a sub-set) is the study of power. Where does power come from, who has it, and how does it affect who gets what? Politics is also very concerned with ‘values’, which are special types of ideas — such as freedom, democracy, equality and security. What do such ideas really mean, and how can we achieve them in practice?
Within this setting, Politics covers a vast spread of more specific issues. These include the following examples: elections and public opinion; terrorism and the responses to it; foreign policy; globalisation; the role of the media; and Canberra’s place in managing the Australian economy. Many more topics can be added to this list.
At Monash four broad areas of politics are particularly well represented, with each offering a range of units for study:
- Political and Social Theory
- Australian Government and Politics
- International Relations
- International Development Practice
Program Convenor: Associate Professor Paul Strangio
Course and Unit information
- Politics – Monash Handbook
- International relations – Monash Handbook
- Master of International Development Practice – Monash Handbook
Graduate Research, and Research in Social Sciences
- Monash Arts Dr Steven T. Zech, from the School of Social Sciences, was recently selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) award ... Read more
- Presented by Professor Robert Thomson. The United Kingdom’s momentous decision to leave the European Union and the events following this decision have profound implications for ... Read more
- Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University will present a free public lecture on the significance of the first Australian federal parliamentary sittings in Melbourne over ... Read more
- Dr Zareh Ghazarian, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations from the School of Social Sciences, delivered the Senate Occasional Lecture in Parliament House, Canberra on ... Read more
- Monash Art’s Associate Professor Paul Strangio will be giving a lecture in Canberra this week as part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series entitled ... Read more
- A Monash Social Sciences graduate has won a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Lucie Cadzow, an Honours graduate in Politics & International Relations, ... Read more