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Security studies: conceptual approaches

This module is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the main conceptual approaches to the study of international security, and the contribution of these approaches to the analysis of a number of contemporary international security threats, challenges and conflicts in the world stage. You will have the opportunity to explore in depth the various meanings that the concept of security has acquired in the last few decades, taking into consideration its political, military, cultural and economic sources, from the local to the global. The various meanings of the concept of security will be associated with different theoretical bodies of thought in order to shed light on how theory can drive our understanding of the 'real' security world.