International Security

The course is designed to offer students a thorough introduction, both theoretical and policy-oriented, to the international security studies, as a sub-field of international relations. Our interest will predominantly be placed on the paradigm-shifting from the state-centered notions of national security during the Cold War period to the eventual deepening and broadening of the subject including its vital non-military dimensions.

The main teaching approach will be through the multilevel analysis (individual, national, regional, global) of the key concepts, as well as the sectional apprehension of the past and present international security agenda (political, military, economic, societal, and environmental). The lessons will be theoretically based, but the class activity will primarily rest upon an extensive empirical work as a supreme method in understanding the contemporary agenda of international security.

Syllabus International Security

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