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Issues, Actors and Policy in International Security


Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Compulsory courses




The course examines major contemporary issues in conflict and security studies with a particular focus on transformations in the nature and dynamics of war, the role of non-state actors in conflict and security provision, and the range of new security issues. The course seeks a balance between conceptual grounding and practical knowledge of policy issues. The goal of the course is to provide students with a background on contemporary security debates and develop their capabilities as policy analysts on issues related to global conflict and security challenges.


  • Presentations (25% of course evaluation)
  • Presentation papers (25% of course evaluation)
  • Final essay (50% of course evaluation)

Competences, learning outcomes and teaching activities (PDF)