|Module Title||CRITICAL SECURITY STUDIES|
|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|
|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.