School Of Social Sciences

Development and SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101896.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Zulfan Tadjoeddin

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Successful development requires the provision of security. As a corollary, lack of development can breed insecurity and violence. The overall nexus between development and security is not only about a country’s domestic affairs; it concerns the global community. Amid the increasing pace of globalisation, underdevelopment in the global South is argued to constitute a security threat by supposedly facilitating the international spread of terrorist and criminal networks. This unit will concentrate on three key aspects. First, it will interrogate the complex relationship between development and security from interdisciplinary perspectives. This will cover, among other, the notions of development as security, human development, human security and social sustainability. Second, this unit will examine the development roots of insecurity focusing on social and economic structures and key issues in development and security from local and global perspectives as well as from micro and macro outlooks. This includes peace keeping operations, security measures, and global governance for world order. Third, relevant case studies will be embedded throughout the unit contents to enhance students’ analytical skill and practical orientation on the field of development and security.

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