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Insecurity and Development - PICT310

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 peace-building, 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 PICT111 that addresses non-traditional security threats in the twenty-first century.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Dalbir Ahlawat

(39cp at 100 level or above) including PICT212 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PICX310
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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