MSFS-645 Political and Social Challenges to Security
Spring for 2011-2012
Bibbins Sedaca, N.
This course will examine how global security and stability are impacted by political and social challenges, which have traditionally fallen outside of security analysis and policy making. We will investigate the impact of these issues (refugees, human rights, and democracy promotion) on existing and emerging conflict areas, the arguments for and against factoring these issues into security analysis, and the resulting practical realities on foreign policy development and implementation. We will examine the challenges of policy making when these issues are at odds with one another. Students will explore how policy makers and practitioners manage various elements of the foreign policy making process in light of the connections between these issues, and how equipped governments and international organizations are to handle such linkages. We will look at both historical and current case studies.
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