- Code STST8016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course focuses on non-military, transboundary threats to national security. It begins by considering changing ideas about the meaning of security and the emergence of a so-called new security agenda. This agenda extends the definition of security from its traditional military focus to non-military, non-state transnational threats. Through a series of case studies covering terrorism, money laundering, people smuggling, environmental change and access to natural resources, infectious disease and drug trafficking, students are introduced to the diversity of such threats in the Asia-Pacific region. Their cross-cutting, cross border impacts pose challenges to national governments and regional organisations in implementing response strategies. In examining these challenges emphasis is given to the role of co-coordinating diplomatic, military, law enforcement, national security and intelligence resources in intra- and inter-state co-operative mechanisms. The final part of the course examines a number of such mechanisms.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will have the ability to critically engage with issues and arguments that challenge how security is traditionally understood. Students will develop a strong understanding of theories of security; infectious diseases; transnational organized crime; energy resources; environmental degradation; gender perspectives; the War on Terror; and international institutions.
Intensive, On Campus
Assignments 60%, Examination 40%
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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
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