CRIA5001 Crises, Conflicts and Security (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course introduces students to questions of security, focusing on how security can be approached from critical perspectives. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of the meaning and history of the concepts of crisis and security.

Completion methods

Book exam or essay or lecture course.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching or passed exam

Learning outcomes

The student will gain knowledge of critical security theories and become familiar with the historical development of the concepts of crisis and security.

Description of prerequisites

Basics of Social Sciences


  • Koselleck, R.: ”Crisis” in Journal of the History of Ideas 67(2) (2006), 357-400.
  • Stritzel H. & J. Vuori, ”Security” in Berenskoetter, Felix (ed.): Concepts in World Politics.
  • Peoples, Columba & Nick Vaughan-Williams: Critical Security Studies : An Introduction, 2nd edition

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

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Parts of the completion methods
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