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Fall 2017
Jan 21, 2018
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SEST 545 - Human Security
This course examines two important concepts within the contemporary international context – Human Security and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). While Human Security seeks to shift the focus of security from the state to the individual, R2P can be described as a norm based on the notion that state sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility. Together, these concepts challenge the way we understand security, the state, and the rules of the international system; they are therefore of great interest for both practical and academic reasons. This course seeks to create a deep understanding of these concepts, where they come from, how they have developed over time, and how they relate to theories of strategy, the state, and of international politics.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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