INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
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||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 1
|Selma Delalić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Assist. Prof. Dr. Selma Delalić
||Selma Delalić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|The course provides a comprehensive overview of strategic studies and security studies as subfields of International Relations. It will examine the various dimensions of security, causes of war, and the role of non-state actors in the increasingly globalizing world.
|To provide a historical and theoretical exploration into how
war and security affect our lives and the study of international relations.
- • Theoretical perspectives on the causes of war • Past and Presence of Political Violence
- • The traditional routes to security: realism and liberalism
- • Feminist security studies • Human security
- • Constructing Security
- • Military security • Nuclear Proliferation • Terrorism
- • Intelligence and security
- • The rise of private military and security companies
- • Mid-term exam
- • Non-military security
- • Environmental Security
- • Crime and security
- • Health and security • Disasters and security
- • Institutions and security • UN
- • NATO • Regional security organizations
- • Final exam
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
- Student debates
- Case Studies
| Midterm Exam(s)||1||30|
| Term Paper||1||10|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Students should be able to: • Understand the basic themes of classical strategic studies and critical security studies.
- • Compare and contrast the benefits of strategic studies against the contemporary international environment.
- • Analyze how changing definitions and understandings of security and war affect policy amongst states in world politics.
- • Identify and give informed opinion regarding security issues in the second decade of the 21st century
- Peter Hough, Shahin Malik, Andrew Moran and Bruce Pilbeam, 2015. International Security Studies, Theory and Practice. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
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|Midterm Examination (1 week)|| || ||0|
|Final Examination(1 week)|| || ||0|
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