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This course examines the relationship between political, economic, and social development and security. It studies the security environment of a developing world that faces a unique constellation of security threats created by the presence of weak states, divided societies, political and economic dependency, and the pressures of globalization. It uses the perspective of traditional theories that privilege the security of states and regimes as well as non-traditional theories that focus on human and environmental security. The course also examines potential strategies for coping with the various types of insecurity experienced by developing states and societies. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as POLS 4321 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Friday 11:30 to 2:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 406.
This course engages students in an advanced analysis of the concept Global Civil Society. It begins by exploring various theoretical approaches to understanding and employing this concept and proceeds to analysis of several issues confronted by Global-Civil-Society actors. Such issues may include: the World Social Forum (WSF); the campaign to ban landmines; anti-capitalist organizing; and the question of violence in achieving social change. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of INLR 4701 offered with a similar title) Monday 12:30 to 3:20PM Avard Dixon 117.