- Code NSPO8017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU National Security College
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject National Security Policy
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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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
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