Units of Study
GOVT2225 - International Security in 21st Century
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Vasileios Kappis
This unit introduces the theoretical foundations, essential concepts and central issues in the field of international security. It provides students with analytical tools to understand and participate in current debates concerning security and threats. The first part of the unit provides an introduction to the theoretical interpretations of international security. The second part discusses security phenomena, problems and strategies, including the coercive use of force, deterrence, guerrilla and counterinsurgency, nuclear stability, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, arms races and disarmament, security cooperation and security regimes. The discussion in this part includes a critical review of the dilemmas, strategies, and solutions in each of the issue areas.
1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr in-class exam (40%) and tutorial participation (20%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
12 Junior credit points from Government
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