This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

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The aim of this module is to provide you with the theoretical and empirical knowledge and analytical tools to understand and critically engage with two fundamental concepts within the study and practice of security, development and conflict: Governance and the Rule of Law, with particular attention placed on their relationship to notions of Constitutionalism and Human Rights.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £860

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,490

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Examine the relationship between constitutionalism, rule of law and human rights
  • Evaluate and analyse possible solutions to the challenges which arise when governing the security sector in a law-based, constitutionally-based political system
  • Synthesise the relationship between responsibility, accountability, transparency and oversight when evaluating security governance in theory and practice;
  • Compare and contrast experiences around the world focusing on the impact of actors, forms of government and informal societal structures;
  • Gather, retrieve, synthesise and critically evaluate information from a number of primary and secondary sources

Core content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the concepts of governance and the rule of Law
  • Relationship between rule of law, constitutions and human rights
  • Introduction to governance and the rule of law in the field of security
  • Liberal peace and governance regimes
  • Relationship between security sector reform and governance
  • Rule of law, transparency and accountability
  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Leadership and Security Pathway of the Defence and Security Programme (Leadership and Management) MSc

    How to apply

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