Theory & Governance
Dr. Jen Mustapha, Huron College
mONDAYS 9:30-11:30PM EDT (GMT-4)
Pols 3335E - OWL POrtal
The Changing Nature of Security Governance
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There are no formal lectures this term and instead, our meetings will be more of a seminar style. They are primarily based on your issue presentations and discussions. As discussed and as outlined HERE, your presentations will be pre-recorded with a link to your presentation posted on the OWL FORUMS HERE BY FRIDAY so that all of your classmates can view it before class. Class time will be devoted to your discussions and other things like comments from me and the occasional guest speaker.
THE SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE
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New Wars and New Threats
Jarvis and Holland textbook: Chapter 5, 6
Narang, Vipin (2105) "Nuclear Strategies of Emerging Nuclear Powers: North Korea and Iran." The Washington Quarterly 38.1: 73-9
Kropatcheva, E. (2014). NATO–Russia Relations and the Chinese Factor: An Ignored Variable. Politics, 34(2), 149-160
SLIDE DECK FOR THIS WEEK IS HERE
(Note: this is the last slide deck for the class until the end)
New Security Actors I: PMCs and the Defence Manufacturing Sector
ISSUE PRESENTATIONS- LAV Sales; Blackwater in Nissour Square
Osakwe, C., & Umoh, U. E. (2014). Private military contractors, war crimes and international humanitarian law. Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies, 42(1), 64-79.
Singer, P.W. (2005) “Outsourcing War.” Foreign Affairs Vol. 84 (2) pp. 119-132
Abrahamsen, Rita and Michael C. Williams, Theory Talks on Private Security
New Security Actors II: Think Tanks, Civil Society and New Media
ISSUE PRESENTATIONS- Cambridge Analytica; ICAN
Abelson, D. E. (2014). Old world, new world: the evolution and influence of foreign affairs think-tanks. International Affairs, 90(1), 125-142
Spearin, C. (2008). Private, armed and humanitarian? States, NGOs, international private security companies and shifting humanitarianism. Security Dialogue, 39(4), 363-382.
Shirky, C. (2011). The political power of social media: Technology, the public sphere, and political change. Foreign affairs, 28-41