INAF-214 Introduction to Transnational Problems
Spring for 2017-2018
This course provides an introduction to transnational issues in world politics. It focuses on threats to human security and dignity that arise in an interconnected world, which include smuggling, trafficking in women and children, global drug economies, trades in illegal timber and wildlife, as well as counterfeit goods and fraudulent medicines. The first part of this course offers an overview of major scholarly perspectives on globalization and transnational problems, while the second part will focus on case studies of organized crime that involve mobile populations and illegal flows of goods. Emphasis will be placed on the Asia-Pacific region and its links to parts of Africa, the U.S. and Europe. There are no pre-requisites to take this course.
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