*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
- Defining the ‘non-human sphere’ of war.
- Understanding conflict and climate change.
- Interpreting ‘resource wars’/ ‘water wars’
- Understanding the environmental impact of war.
- Connecting ender, natural resources and conflict.
- Understanding ‘green’ transnational crime and state security.
- Understanding the ecological impact of nuclear warfare.
- Interpreting patterns of war and conflict in the animal world - is this a starting-point to understand human conflict?
- Linking ‘green’ issues and social protest; ‘eco-terrorism’.
- An appreciation of the interconnections between war as a human activity and its effects on the non-human world.
- Analysing ‘what is war’ through an examination of primate behaviour.
- What does the combination of ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘conflict’ imply?
- A consideration of the moral, ethical and political problems connected to human responsibilities towards the environment in conditions of war.
- Critiquing ‘resource wars’.
- Analysis of the responsibilities of the ‘state’ towards the protection of natural resources and how failure creates conflict.
- An interpretation of climate change as a ‘primary’ or ‘secondary’ driver of conflict.
- An examination of the role of post-conflict policies for conservation.
Professor Michael Rainsborough*
Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a Full Year 40-credit module, this will equate to 40 hours of teaching time (2 hours per week) with 360 hours of self study.
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