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GOVT6119: International Security

This unit reviews developments in international security since before World War l, to recent events like September 11 and its aftermath. The principal focus is on developments since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Communism. The unit takes account of traditional notions about the causes of war and the conditions of peace, as well as changes in the structure and process of contemporary international relations.

Code GOVT6119
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. have a broad understanding of international security debates, as well as in-depth case studies
  • LO2. have appropriate knowledge of the main theories and concepts of international security studies
  • LO3. link theoretical notions of international security to real-world security issues
  • LO4. utilise enhanced reading skills, supported by state-of-the-art publications in the field of international security
  • LO5. utilise strengthened writing skills in an academic and professional context
  • LO6. possess a good understanding of war and peace, terrorism and international crime, environmental security and climate change, irregular migration and security, health security and pandemics, cyber security and space security
  • LO7. detect and avoid personal, ideological, and cognitive bias and thus develop logically-sound understandings of international security, supported by a plurality of theoretical and empirical approaches
  • LO8. understand the origins and directions of contemporary security debates, a useful skill for both personal and professional development

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.