Multi-dimensional by definition, this course seeks to understand the connection between political, economic, military, social, and cultural security, while teaching the high-order research skills required to appraise and analyse security challenges.
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.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the often intimate and complex relationship between the political, economic, military, social and cultural spheres of human security in the context of transnational security
Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise and judge the current scholarly debate and theoretical approaches (and their limitations) used to analyse transnational security challenges
Independently investigate the policy responses to transnational security challenges, with a particular emphasis on approaches developed by the Australian foreign and security policy bureaucracy
Apply high order research skills to transnational security in Asia, demonstrated through the construction of new research-generated knowledge
Showcase an ability to critically judge and appraise current security challenges in an ethical, responsible and professional manner.
Admission to MSecStrategicStud or MIntell or MCrim or MCyberSec or MCTerrorism or GradCertSecStudCr or GradDipSecStudCr or MPICT or GradDipPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
The unit was formerly known as PICX861 Transnational Security.
Transnational security challenges pose major problems for many states, including Australia. They also challenge the traditional conceptual foundations of international security studies based on the primacy and sovereignty of the state. For example, human migration, drug trafficking, environmental change, and organised crime contribute to the internal instability of developed as well as the developing states. In some instances, resource scarcity can even lead to interstate conflict. However, new and innovative analytical concepts are required to develop a clear appreciation of the specific nature of individual transnational problems and adequate responses. This subject will examine the theories and analytical instruments needed to critically analyse different transnational security challenges. It also examines the multi-dimensional nature of security – political, economic, military, social and cultural – and the often-intimate connection between these seemingly separate spheres or entities.