Minor in Security Studies - Issues in Global Security and Development POLI 3560   Issues in Global Security and Development
Security and development are indissolubly linked: development is compromised when security remains problematic, while a secure environment requires some form of sustainable development. Two of the principle manifestations of this ‘security-development nexus’ have been intrastate wars and collapsed states. In 2011 for example, none of the states emerging from civil war had reached any of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations. Moreover, the security-development relationship conditions our capacity to develop effective policies on how and whether to intervene in 'fragile' or 'collapsed' states where the security environment is highly problematic, and our capacity to contribute to the economic and human development of these countries. This course aims, first, to give students a broad understanding of the various dimensions of the security-development nexus; and second, to address significant practical implications of this nexus. An important portion of the course will examine specific case studies, and feature keynote practitioners who are grappling with these concepts in everyday situations in the field.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: POLI 2300X/Y.06 or POLI 2301.03 or POLI 2302.03 or POLI 2520.03 or POLI 2530.03 recommended