Module Identifier IPM0760  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Richard Wyn Jones  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Seminar   1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters  
Assessment Course work   Report 1 x 2,500 word   15%  
  Course work   Journalistic piece 1,000 words   10%  
  Course work   Book Review 2,000 words   10%  
  Essay   1 x 2,500 word   15%  
  Exam   3 Hours   50%  

Aims and objectives

This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (S 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.