VCE Global Politics

In the twenty-first century, political decisions and actions taken by individuals, groups, organisations and governments are increasingly global in their impact.

Studying Australian and Global politics will enable you to understand and reflect on contemporary national and international political issues, crises, and the forces that shape them.

The study offers you the opportunity to engage with key political, social and economic issues, to understand and critique power and influence, to become more informed citizens, voters and participants in your local, national and global communities.

Are you interested in discussing questions such as:
• Are human rights universal ?
• What is a global issue ?
• What is politics?
• What makes a good global citizen ?
• What is state sovereignty ?
• Do your views align with the national interest ?

• Who shapes the Australian political agenda?
• Is terrorism Australia’s biggest threat ?
• What do you think is the greatest threat to future global stability ?
• How do states attempt to resolve issues?
• What are the barriers to global justice ?
• Do you think there is a link between climate change and world conflict?

Australian & Global Politics Units 1 & 2
Activism
Politics
Power
Democracy
Dictatorship
Representation
Political structures
Cooperation
Elections
Role and function of the media
Conservatism
Political ideologies
Citizenship
Socialism
Communism
Liberalism
Role of Government
Fascism
Authority
Political leaders
International issues & relationships
Conflict
Ideology
Climate change

Global Politics Units 3 & 4
Globalisation
Internationalism
Sovereignty
Superpowers
Diplomacy
Role of the State
Climate change
United Nations
Human rights
Refugees
Terrorism
Ideology
International law
Global issues
Disarmament
Regional alliances
Global crises
Asia–Pacific region
Justice
Cooperation
Ethics
International communities
Security
Global politics
Foreign policy
Global conflicts
Power
National interest
Economic instability

Careers
Studying Australian and Global Politics develops many highly sought after skills that are valuable in the pursuit of an interesting career.

They include reading and analysis, understanding and analysing different perspectives, the ability to evaluate and argue, independent and critical thinking, and a high level of written communication.
Careers opportunities include working as a: lawyer, social commentator, journalis,t activist, economist, investigator, academic, lobbyist, policy maker, social justice advocate, politician, researcher, school teacher, advisor, social media campaigner, travel writer, university lecturer, diplomat.