Globalisation and Security
Dr Alan R Ingram (Geography)
About this course
This module critically explores relationships between globalisation and security via an engagement with theoretical accounts and case study research. Engaging particularly with critical, poststructuralist and materialist approaches to power and politics, the module explores how rationalities, technologies and practices of security are shifting in response to concerns about globalisation. Rather than focusing primarily on security threats, it considers security itself as a significant factor in shaping how the world works. The first half of the module will consist of lectures and seminars reviewing theoretical and conceptual approaches and debates in recent literature. The second half of the module will consist of group presentations and discussions initiated by students on case study topics selected and researched by them. Case studies will be identified in discussion with the module leader, and may address topics such as terrorism and counter-terrorism, illicit narcotics, pandemics, urban security, financial flows, human mobility, energy or climate change. Coursework essays will use a critical appreciation of recent academic literature to develop an analysis of a specific case study.
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