The module considers the various ways in which international threats to security can be analysed, understaood and mitigated. It considers the concept of ‘Risk’ as a part of a globalised world, and the different ways in which this creates threats to stability. In particular, the module explores issues of risk and secturity through examples in areas such as:
Changing sites of global authority and powery and how the nature of a global world leads to different and new types of conflict and threat responses. Sessions explroe issues around the rise of governance outside of national politics and how changing sites of power mean threats are hardert to anticipate and manage.
Transnational Organised Crime and the threats to peace and human security, and in particualr how this violates human rights and undermines economic, social, cultural, political and civil development of societies around the world. Sessions will explore global patterns of organised crime and the factors underpinning its development, as well as relationships and impacts on to civil society, political institutions and the legitimate economy.
International Terrorism and the extent to which international and State response has changed since the events of 9/11. Through case studies of terrorist groups, and threat-reponses, the sessions explore issues around the relationship between terrorism and organised crime, and the effectiveness of the state and international responses.