This course examines how globalisation and the communications revolution have empowered transnational networks of terrorists and criminals in their capacity to threaten national security. The first part of the course concentrates on network theory to form the conceptual basis for understanding the motivations, operations and impacts of transnational terrorist and criminal organisations. The second part examines the varieties of terrorist and crime organisations, focusing in particular on the advantages and vulnerabilities of each. The third part of the course examines the responses of various states and international bodies to the challenge of empowered malicious networks.
Learning outcome to be assessed
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One two-hour seminar per week (over 13 weeks) with the expectation of a further eight hours per week of independent study
Course reading list and guide to library resources
Students enrolled in this course are assumed to have some knowledge of contemporary international politics
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|7886||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person|