School Of Social Sciences

Development and SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101896.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

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

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, global inequalities both within and between countries have increased, which have been complicated by competitions between groups, actors and countries. These may pose development and security challenges at national and global scales. This unit will concentrate on three key aspects. First, it will interrogate the complex relationship between development and security from interdisciplinary perspectives. 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. Third, relevant case studies will be embedded throughout the unit contents to enhance students’ analytical skills and practical orientation on the field of development and security.

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1868.1Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development StudiesCURRENT
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