Geopolitics of Cyber Security
Course code
RIR7043.YK
old course code
RIR7043
Course title in Estonian
Küberjulgeoleku geopoliitika
Course title in English
Geopolitics of Cyber Security
ECTS credits
5.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
40
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Cyber has emerged as one of the key shared spaces for the globalizing world. Its is a cross-cutting domain that penetrates all national states and international actors. The course's objective is to examine the security consequencies of cyber as a shared and new domain. What type of new great game is taking place to control and secure the world of digitalized actitivities? What vunerabilities and risks are produced by cyber-power? Does it course diffusion of existing power and powers?
Brief description of the course
The course maps out interconnections bewteen digitalization and international relations. The students are expected to be able to describe the emerging security practices and possible new security challenges connected to the cyber-domain. They are also expected to see how cyber is not an independent domain but a shared space intertwined with much of global life.
Independent work
Students will be able to analyze the uneven distribution of cyber-capabilities and critically reflect on the relationships between the digitalization of global life and state power.
Teacher
Mika Aaltola
Study literature
For a complete list of the required reading please see the course program and the course Moodle page
Nye, Joseph (2011). The Future of Power. New York: PublicAffairs.

Beltz, David and Stevents, Timothy (2012). Cyberspace and the State. London: Routledge.