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To Save and to Defend: Security Theory and Practice (SPS-REHOF-SEC-22)

SPS-REHOF-SEC-22


Department SPS
Course category SPS Research Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2022-2023
Term 1ST TERM
Credits 20 (EUI SPS Department)
Professors
Contact Fanti, Claudia
  Course materials
Sessions

11/10/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

18/10/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

25/10/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

02/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

08/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

15/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

22/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

29/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

06/12/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

13/12/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Purpose

In the recent decades, security studies has become one of the most dynamic areas in International Relations, conducive to the emergence of transdisciplinary research agendas. This has unfolded in the context of a revival of strategic studies, first in the post 9/11 era, and now in the digital and post-pandemic world. The course surveys the field of contemporary international security theory and practice in three transversal streams: (1) revisiting the foundational concepts that have structured the discipline, including security dilemma, deterrence and security community; (2) examining the conceptual and sociological underpinnings of (critical) security studies (e.g. securitisation); and (3) discussing the most recent articulation of security problemati (e.g. ontological security).  

Description

 

By the end of the course researchers will have:
  • become familiar with the main debates in contemporary security studies and intersections among them;
  • become able to identify the assumptions underpinning these debates as well as their theoretical origins;
  • become familiar with current research conducted within various theoretical frameworks and critically evaluated their arguments;
  • considered the relevance of particular approaches to their own work and the research of their peers and practiced different forms of argument construction. 

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