SECURITY IN A BORDERLESS WORLD
Credit points: 30
The intensification of global interaction is challenging the centrality of the state in international affairs. New forms of association are changing the way states and communities interact. Simultaneously security agendas have broadened. So called 'old wars' between states appear on the wane, replaced by 'new wars', with the 'war on terror' framing the state security agenda of the last decade. However, these shifts may be more apparent than real and demand critical evaluation. We will examine the significance of these trends for security, understood both in its traditional military sense, and also in its less conventional sense as human or environmental security. Issues explored include terrorism, unregulated population flows, transnational crime, pandemics (notably HIV/AIDS), and the environment.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Politics (AHA) or International Relations Honours Program (AHIR), or coordinators approval
Incompatible subjects POL5SPW
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe
One 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|one 6,500-word essay||75|
|one collaborative class presentation (equivalent to 2,500 words).||25|