International Security since 9/11 (L2056S)
International Security since 9/11
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the international community has become increasingly concerned with the quest for security. This course draws upon a variety of theoretical perspectives in security studies in order to analyse the complex ways in which the world order has been threatened by the events surrounding '9/11'. The course is divided into three parts. It begins by outlining several competing concepts of security. The second part of the course then looks at various theoretical approaches to security, respectively focusing on the political, cultural, technological and ecological dimensions of security. The final part of the course considers evolving approaching to security based on notions of risk and biopolitics.
1. Understand the competing contemporary definitions and theories of security and their relation to `9/11'
2. Identify the ways in which the events of 9/11 have interacted with more traditional determinants of security to generate new insecurities for international society,
3. Formulate academically informed opinions about contemporary security issues and policy.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||Summer Term Week 5 Mon 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
Prof Stefan Elbe
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