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HIS3106 The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary
Credit Points: 15

This unit will survey a selection of regions which, due to tyrannical rule, internal instability, or international tension, can rightfully be called ‘the world’s most dangerous places’. There are a growing number of dark corners and strategic fault-lines around the globe that harbour danger for both the wayward traveller and the entire international community. From cities controlled by narco-traffickers in Mexico, and regions run by warlords in Somalia, to the fractious ethno-religious divisions of the Caucasus, and the perilously volatile frontiers of South Asia, we will seek to understand the historical context in which modern crises are situated, and examine the various causes and consequences of the continuing turmoil, through critical analysis of selected documentary films.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUSUHistory Major
MIAAHNHistory Minor
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014