Transnational Threats and Organised Crime (CISS6017)


"The unit provides a conceptual framework for understanding the evolving scope and dimension of transnational security in the contemporary era. It includes an examination of the principal features of the current global system that are serving to foster ""grey area phenomena"", five specific threats that have received particular attention in terms of their destabilizing potential (terrorism, weapons trafficking, drug smuggling, piracy and organized crime) and domestic and international policy challenges associated with responding to transnational challenges."

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1x2hr in-class exam (30%), 1x4000wd essay (70%)

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