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Irregular Warfare

What is irregular warfare and what consequences can it lead to? This course gives you an introduction to irregular warfare and hybrid warfare in both contemporary and historical contexts.

What does the course lead to?

After the course, you will be able to analyse and problematise the political and strategic consequences of conflicts involving forces that behave irregularly. You will also be able to evaluate aspects of human security in this type of warfare from various cultural and gender-related perspectives.

Course structure

The course deals with central concepts, theories and ideas about irregular warfare and its consequences. You will also be introduced to hybrid warfare in contemporary, historical, national and international contexts. The political and strategic consequences of irregular conflicts and military actions are problematised, and human security is examined from cultural and gender perspectives.

The teaching consists of seminars, lectures and independent studies.

Level

Basic level

Credits

10

Starts

Autumn-21

Start week

Week 41

End week

Week 46

Requirements

English B and Social Studies A, alternatively English 6 and Social Studies 1b or Social Studies 1a1 + 1a2.

Form of teaching

Normal

Location

Stockholm

Language

English

Study pace

100%

Department

Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership

Type

Stand alone

Course syllabus and literature
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Published 2021-03-01 Updated 2021-06-30