Module Identifier IPM0740  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Ken Booth  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Mike Williams, Dr Richard Jones  
Course delivery Seminar   1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Essay   1 x 2,000 word   25%  
  Report   1 x 2,000 word   25%  

Aims and objectives
This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (RT pathway) in Security Studies.

This module explores the `critical' turn in thinking about security. In particular, it addresses the broader security agenda of contemporary world politics; the philosophical assumptions of different world views about security, community and emancipation; and the implication of traditional versus alternative practices of security in different regions, institutions and issue-areas.