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Insecurity and Development - PICX310

This unit 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 their own citizens. It addresses the key theories on civil war as well and political and economic development, using empirical key case studies. The unit also explores different types of coercive and non-coercive intervention and peacebuilding, and their likely effects in addressing the security problems. It also examines the effects of insecurity in these countries on societal cohesion and long-term development, economic growth, life expectancy, and the provision of health and education services. The unit complements PICX111 that addresses non-traditional security threats in the twenty-first century.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Dalbir Ahlawat, Dr Glenn Diesen
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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