857-0053-00L  The Concept of Risk in International Relations and Security

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2016
DozierendeA. Wenger
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrveranstaltungFindet dieses Semester nicht statt.
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarThe class will only take place with a minimum of 5 students and is limited to ca. 15 participants. MACIS students are given priority.


KurzbeschreibungSince the Cold War, risk methods and risk tools are having considerable impact on how different actors conceptualize and handle public security challenges, crystallizing into state action based on a multiplicity of unknown or potential dangers. This research seminar critically engages with the rise of "risk" as a 'new' concept in international relations, looking at influences, and impacts.
LernzielThe aim of the course is to promote a critical engagement with contemporary literature on risk in security studies and to apply this to contemporary developments in world politics. The requirements for the course include thorough reading of all assigned texts and active participation in class, several response papers, and one 25-40 page research paper. The required readings for each week will be made available online on the Moodle platform.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe class will only take place with a minimum of 5 students and is limited to ca. 15 participants. MACIS students are given priority. Instead of weekly sessions, the seminar may also be thought as a compact course, depending on the number of registered participants.