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Issues, Actors and Policy in International Security

2003

Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Compulsory courses

English

Faculty

Summary

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.

Assessment

Presentations (25% of course evaluation)

  1. Should last no more than 20 minutes.
  2. Should make a clear argument rather than simply outline facts.
  3. Should use powerpoints to illustrate your case.

Presentation papers (25% of course evaluation)

  1. Should summarise and support the argument of the presentation, including points which there was not time to present.
  2. Should be clearly referenced.
  3. Should not exceed 1500 words including references.
  4. Should be submitted by email to mshaw@ibei.org.

Final essay (50% of course evaluation)

  1. Should be written on a different topic from the topic of your presentation, and from a different session of the course.
  2. Should make clear reference to analytical and theoretical academic literature, as appropriate, and should be clearly referenced.
  3. Should not exceed 3000 words including references.
  4. Should be submitted by email to mshaw@ibei.org.

Studies