Insecurity and Development
Be introduced to the causal relationships between conflict, insecurity and development. Examine the effects on societal cohesion and long term development, economic growth, life expectancy and the provision of health and education services.
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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Upon fulfilling the requirements of this subject, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Identify key state functions which contribute to national and human security.
- Explain the relationship between state fragility and insecurity.
- Critically assess the security-development nexus,including its relationship to peace-building efforts.
- Apply theories about the causes of conflict to case studies.
- Critically analyse the theories of development
- Critically analyse the paradigms of security and development through case studies.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
12 subjects including PICX212
No special requirements
This subject introduces students to the causal relationships between conflict, insecurity and development. It provides students with an analysis of the conflict dynamics within states that lack the capacity to provide security to those within their borders. It addresses the key theories of civil war and political and economic development, with reference to key global case studies. The subject also addresses the different types of coercive and non-coercive intervention and peacebuilding and the effects that they can be expected to have. It also examines the effects of insecurity for societal cohesion and long term development, economic growth, life expectancy and the provision of health and education services. The subject complements PICX111 that addresses non-traditional security threats in the twenty-first century.
- Assessment 1 (20%)
- Assessment 2 (50%)
- Assessment 3 (20%)
- Assessment 4 (10%)