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International Peace and Security in a Changing World


Course Code: PUBLG077

Course Tutor: Dr Nils Metternich (Department of Political Science)

PUBLG077 Assessment: One 3000 word essay (50%) + 2 hour unseen written examination (50%)

Credit Value: 30

About this course

The module will introduce you to major themes and debates in the contemporary study of international security, peace and conflict. We will survey a range of issues, including the causes and management of inter-state warfare, terrorism, and civil wars.

By the end of the module, you should have an excellent overview of the literature in contemporary security studies. You should also have acquired a set of conceptual tools that can be used for analyzing the causes of violent conflict, the sources of international stability and instability, and the mechanisms of international conflict management and conflict resolution. In addition, you should be familiar with the main issues confronting contemporary policy-makers in the field of international security, and be equipped to conduct independent research on contemporary security issues and debates.

This is a core module for students registered on the MSc Security Studies programme and is not available as an optional module.

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