The field of security studies has always been important within the discipline of political science, but the concept of security has broadened and become more problematized in recent years. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, federal, state and local governments created thousands of jobs that require knowledge of security issues and the ability to conduct research. Leaders at all levels count on staff with analytical skills to design and conduct research to support decision-making, and communicate the results of this research effectively to policy-makers. Individuals who understand the national security environment and have the ability to design and conduct research are in critical demand in the public sector, private sector and not-for-profit entities.
Global Security and Intelligence Studies is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open access publication designed to provide a forum for the academic community and the community of practitioners to engage in dialogue about contemporary global security and intelligence issues. The journal welcomes contributions on a broad range of intelligence and security issues, and from across the methodological and theoretical spectrum. The journal especially encourages submissions that recognize the multidisciplinary nature of intelligence and security studies, and that draw on insights from a variety of fields to advance our understanding of important current intelligence and security issues. In keeping with the desire to help bridge the gap between academics and practitioners, the journal also invites articles about current intelligence and security related matters from a practitioner perspective. In particular, GSIS is interested in publishing informed perspectives on current intelligence and security related matters.
DPhil, Oxford Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).Professor Krause's research interests include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters.
You will explore and analyse a range of contemporary security issues, different theories of security, central debates within the discipline and various specific case studies in a critical and applied manner.
Rather than simply to provide students with a module that gives a broad overview to the various different topics that come under the remit of Security Studies this module gives students a chance to study a series of genuinely contemporary and often ongoing issues within security that vary from individual case studies, events or overarching themes. The module reflects the interests and research expertise of the teaching team to give students an eclectic and varied module that builds on the theoretical insights they gained in Security and International Relations Theory and apply these to present day case studies.
This postgraduate module provides you with an opportunity to engage with some of the key aims of your programme by examining contemporary debates that surround the phenomenon of homicide and multiple homicide, and a range of separate and related forms of violence. You will be given case studies of serial murderers, violent crimes, and harms caused by powerful interests. This will be achieved by focusing on both historical and contemporary cases within both a national and international context. By presenting both a theoretical discussion and real life cases, this module provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and critical understanding of criminology and related disciplines both in theory and in practice
This module introduces you to Green Criminology and its relevance to the contemporary experience of climate breakdown. You will critically apply associated concepts and theories to future criminal justice and security challenges stemming from climate breakdown including civil disorder, water scarcity, conflict and refugees. You will be able to distinguish the outsized contribution that countries, economies and corporations in the Global North make to climate breakdown and the disproportionate harms for countries in the Global South. They will assess proposed solutions and modes of adaption, resilience and resistance to these harms.
Modern democratic states often rely on practices of detention and incarceration to demonstrate the power of the rule of law and social control. As a result, security and detention spaces like refugee camps, migrant detention islands, jails and for-profit prisons, war prisons, border checkpoints, and protest camps are no longer the only places where we see security practices and systems. The concepts and practices developed in these spaces are now utilised in an ever-expanding number of spatial, legal, and political contexts. Through diverse means, including contemporary surveillance technologies, we see the securitization of people and spaces. In this module, we will explore the way that prison regimes, practices, and systems have moved into other spheres and engage in a detailed historical and theoretical investigation of the complex and often-contradictory processes that produce them.
Students on this degree programme examine both the causes of conflicts and a broad range of contemporary security challenges, such as terrorism, civil war and conflict, mass migration, energy supply security, cyber security and new technologies, and transnational and serious organised crime. Students will also explore the intelligence and strategic approaches used by governmental and non-governmental actors to combat these threats. 2b1af7f3a8