Security and strategic theory 877

Module code SEC 877
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

A critical analysis of the development of security theory and competing perspectives of security, in response to changing power configurations and security threats in the contemporary international system.  This includes alternative frameworks for security cooperation at a regional and global level. Against this background, the evolution of strategic thought, the nature and role of principles of strategy and the concept of strategic doctrine are analysed. The contemporary application of the principles of strategy is discussed, and post-cold war thinking on strategy, security and war is addressed including the use of non-military coercion such as economic sanctions.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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