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School of Politics and International Relations

POL258 The International Politics of Security

The International Politics of Security POL258 (POL258A - Autumn)

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Prof Jef Huysmans
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module examines the study of security in world politics, investigating the development of the study of the international politics of security and the key concerns surrounding security today. The module broadly surveys different kinds of security practice and their contemporary significance. It also introduces political questions and contestations that both shape and are resulting from developments in security practice. Overall, the module gives a wide-ranging perspective on the politics of security in contemporary international politics.


Review essay – 1000 words (40%) and 2 hour Exam (60%)

Autumn semester only associates: TBC Review essay – 1000 words (40%) and 1 x 2500 word essay (60%)

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None, Semi-compulsory for: L250, L25Y
Level: 5

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