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Ethics of Security - PICX320

This course canvasses some of the major ethical, moral, and legal paradigms of thought within the field of Security Studies, and it considers how those paradigms might inform our approach to a number of controversial and consequential questions of security policy and practice. Through both historical and contemporary case studies, students will examine and evaluate the ethical dimensions of various security-related issues such as the recourse to war, humanitarian intervention, human rights, wartime conduct, interrogation and torture, the use of particular (e.g. nuclear) weapons, intelligence and surveillance, and development assistance.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Mr Brian Cuddy, Professor Ben Schreer
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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