SPS/04 (SCIENZA POLITICA)
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE E SOCIALI
Corso di studio
ECONOMIA, POLITICA E ISTITUZIONI INTERNAZIONALI
Secondo Semestre (26/02/2018 - 30/05/2018)
40 ore di attività frontale
The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the main security issues in international politics. Security Studies is moving from a purely state-centric focus anchored in the military instrument to one considering transnational issues with global implications, implying collaborative effort to face these issues. Transnational security issues include war, terrorism, conflicts, crime, population movements, famine, disease, natural disasters, and accidents.
The course examines the main theoretical approaches in Security Studies, the most important security challenges at the transnational level, and some measures needed to counter these threats.
Programma e contenuti
Part 1. Security Studies
a) Introduction: What is Security Studies?, “Broadening and deepening Security Studies” from Military Security to Human Security;
b) Main Approaches: Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism and Securitisation theory, Critical turn;
c) Contemporary Security Challenges: Wars (Old and “New”), Ethnic Conflicts, Organised Crime, Migrations, Environmental Change, Health;
d) Confronting Security Threats: Alliances, Deterrence, Coercive Diplomacy, Peace Operations, International Institutions, Crisis Management.
Part 2. Terrorism and counter-terrorism
Testi di riferimento
Paul D. Williams (ed.), Security Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition, London - New York: Routledge, 2012;
Alan Collins (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013;
Myriam Dunn Cavelty & Victor Mauer (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies, London - New York, Routledge, 2010 (Part 4);
Bruce Hoffman, Inside Terrorism, 3rd edition, New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.
Modalità verifica apprendimento