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Global Security and Democracy

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SF2221
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-26756
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course deals with the interrelationship between security and democracy in an ever-changing global context. Pressing problems facing today’s global politics makes it imperative to rethink the notions of security and democracy. How do we provide security while preserving the basic principles of a democratic society? How do we democratize global politics without lowering the level of security we feel is necessary? In this course, you will learn to discuss and analyze the meaning of the concepts and practices of security and democracy. Who is the ‘subject’ of security? What are threats to security? How does one organize a secure political life? Through theoretical and thematic attention to these issues, you will become familiar with the relevant research and acquire tools with which to critically discuss and assess different responses and policy proposals. You will present your arguments both in writing and orally

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A completed BA with a minimum of 30 credits in the field of global studies or political science and 15 credits in a core course on advanced level within the field of global studies or in political science, or equivalent competence. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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