|| IPM1230 |
|| CRITICAL SECURITY STUDIES: EMERGING ISSUES (S) |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Richard D W Jackson |
|| Semester 2 |
|| IPM1130 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 20 Hours. (10 x 2 hour seminar per week) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Essays: 1 x 3,000 - 3,500 word essay (40% each) ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 4,000 - 4,500 word essay (60%) ||60%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|| |
On completing the module students will be able to:
- describe, analyse and assess security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- analyse and evaluate the inter-relationship between global processes and specific security dynamics; and,
- analyse, evaluate and critically discuss the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them.
This module explores emerging issues on the global security agenda. It is a core module for students on the `Specialist' pathway in Security Studies.
This module aims to allow students to develop the ability to analyse, evaluate and discuss:
- security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- the inter-relationship between global processes and specific security dynamics; and,
- the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them.
Following a consideration of the so-called `human security' agenda widely adopted by contemporary international organisations, the module considers in turn emerging security issues in the developing and developed worlds. These include migration, environmental security, terrorism and intra-societal conflict, all in the context of globalising political-economic structures.
Students on the module will learn to think about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of security studies with a particular focus on contemporary issues, problems and debates. Throughout the module, students should practice and enhance their reading, comprehension and thinking skills and their self-management skills. In seminars students will enhance their analytical skills and will practice listening, explaining and debating skills, as well as team-working skills. The assessed seminar will further develop analytical and communication skills. Essay writing will encourage students to practice their independent research, writing and IT skills.
** General Text
Collins, A (2007) Contemporary Security Studies
K Krause and M Williams eds (1997) Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases
University of Minnesota Press
Sheehan, M (2005) International Security: An Analytical Survey
Boulder: Lynne Rienner
This module is at CQFW Level 7