SEST-545 Human Security and the Responsibility to Protect
Fall for 2017-2018
Haring, Ellen
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.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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