*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
- To introduce students to theories of and approaches to risk and uncertainty in global politics
- To familiarise students with distinctions between different concepts and ways of managing danger and insecurity
- To offer critical evaluation of the use and applicability of risk management techniques to future threats
- To deliver an interdisciplinary approach drawing on international relations, security studies, sociology, political geography, criminology and anthropology
- To provide students with an understanding of the relation between security, risk and uncertainty in contemporary politics
By the end of this module students are expected to have acquired:
- An understanding of theories of and approaches to risk and uncertainty in global politics
- An ability to apply theories of risk and uncertainty to issues of insecurity in global politics and to outline different positions in the debates
- An ability to critically evaluate risk management techniques and their uses as related to war and new security threats
- An awareness of interdisciplinary contributions to understandings of risk and uncertainty and their applicability to global politics
- Competence in pursuing methodologically-informed empirical analysis of risk and uncertainty in global politics
Professor Claudia Aradau*
Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a one term 20-credit module, this will equate to 20 hours of teaching (2 hours per week) with 180 hours of self study.
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