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International security politics

  • 7.5 credits

This course aims to provide students with a deeper knowledge about international security politics.

Since this research field is wide, the course focuses on contemporary security threats in the form of inter-state disputes with or without nuclear weapons, civil war, terrorism, and transnational crime. The course explores trends in political violence and the scholarly understanding thereof, emphasizing both the causes of and the management of these security threats.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course is organized as a series of seminars which are intended to be characterized by high student activity. 


    The course is examined by two take-home examinations.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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