SKSU 6214    STRATEGY AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY : CONCEPTS & THEORIES

Synopsis
This course is a graduate-level introduction to Strategic and Security Studies as a subfield of International Relations It focuses on the use of military power (alongside non-military means) for political ends in contemporary inter-state system. It aims to expose students with a range of key conceptual tools and theoretical approaches needed to analyse strategic and international issues, especially the motives and manifestations of state strategies in pursuit of security and other goals among the self- interested sovereign actors. These analytical devices include anarchy, power, war, security, “national” interests, alliance, alignment, institutions and other instruments of   statecraft,   in   addition   to   the   propositions   of   Realism,   Liberalism,   and Constructivism. Particular attention is paid to several recurring themes in world politics, i.e. great power politics, causes of war, sources of peace, the uses and constraints of military force, the functions and limits of diplomacy, the synergies and tradeoffs between multiple policy options (both to big powers and to smaller states), as well as the effects of various domestic and structural variables driving policies and outcomes at the international level.

MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN STRATEGY AND DIPLOMACY

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE INSTRUCTORS APPLICATION FORM

INSTITUTE OF DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS (IDFR)
Competency Enhancement Centre (CEC)
Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
Jalan Wisma Putra
50460 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 2149 1000
Fax: +603 2144 2529
Website: www.idfr.gov.my

Encik Suhaimi Salleh
Principal Assistant Director
Centre for Competency Enhancement
Email: [email protected] 

 

UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN (NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF) MALAYSIA (UKM)
Politics and Security Research Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK)
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 8921 3265/5710
Fax: +603 8921 3290
Website: http://www.ukm.my/ppsps/

Associate Professor Dr. Kuik Cheng Chwee
Programme Coordinator
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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Master of Social Sciences in Strategy and Diplomacy