Minor in Security Studies - Security-Development Nexus: Theory, Policy and Complex Operations POLI 4561   Security-Development Nexus: Theory, Policy and Complex Operations
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 an interagency simulation to provide students with a sense of what it is like to grapple these concepts beyond the classroom.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: POLI 2301.03 or POLI 2302.03 or POLI 2520.03 or POLI 2530.03 INTD 2001.03 or INTD 2002.03 or by permission of instructor
RESTRICTIONS: By permission of Instructor
EXCLUSIONS: POLI 3560.03, POLI 5561.03