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Critical Security Studies and Technology

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts and currents of ideas, contemporary problem formulations and various research approaches that are dominant in Critical Security Studies (CSS).

The course is focused on socio-technical perspectives where the interaction between people and technical systems is seen as intertwined with a variety of perspectives, norms and values that together form their own unique ontology.

Important areas that will be discussed are social constructivism and its links to technology and security, securitization, feminist and postcolonial perspectives, surveillance technology and contemporary security issues such as sustainable development, the environment and technological innovations.

The course will provide the student with tools for analyzing current issues in technology and security based on a critical theory.

Level

Advanced level

Credits

7,5

Starts

Autumn-21

Start week

Week 45

End week

Week 02

Requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 credits, at least 15 credits in the field of Defense, Crisis management and Security and knowledge corresponding to English B / 6.

Form of teaching

Normal

Location

Stockholm

Language

English

Study pace

50%

Department

Department of Military Studies

Type

Stand alone

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Published 2021-03-16 Updated 2021-06-30