Brief description of the course
Inner- and interstate conflicts, terrorism, environmental problems - the topics are now more important than ever before. These factors, in addition to traditional security hazards, have become an essential part of any security analysis. These need to be taken under consideration when making any decision at the national level. There is an understanding that security is one part of a broader inclination to find individual and common interests to ensure social stability. Concentrated overviews of the topics will be given in lectures. The topics will be deepened by students’ independent work, which involves exploring literature, preparing for discussions in seminars, etc., including independent home assignments (i.e. essays). Students prepare for exam.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of the main problems of international security; - Knowledge of the efforts of nation states and international organisations in dealing with security questions.