Addressing Policy Issues
Stefan Engert is an associate professor at the University of Konstanz. In his PhD thesis he focused on "Explaining EU Enlargement and Socialistation. Turkey and Cyprus: A Double Puzzle." Stefan Engert has taught in Darmstadt, Munich, Frankfurt/M. as well as Berlin and was a visiting fellow at the University of Birmingham.
This Module provides you with a background on the development of security and risk, analyzing the often contested terminologies and policies that are used within this area. A special focus will be given on the theoretical, empirical and methodological state-of-the-art of conflict management and -resolution and the role of non-state actors and international organizations. You will deal with broad theoretical concepts as well as with practical examples from the recent years.
- You will be familiarized with conventional approaches to security politics as well as with new concepts, their advantages and risks.
- You will get the possibility to discuss and analyze different security mechanisms and their success or failure in different conflicts worldwide.
- You will be provided with practical skills concerning active participating in controversial discussions, presenting and supporting your own arguments, treating complex theoretical and practical questions and developing your own hypothesis.
- Writing an Essay on the Topic “Securitizing Risk” and discussing it with other participants.
- Developing concise research statement on the topic “Explaining War”, presenting it and evaluating critically research statements of other students.
- Preparing the final research paper about a particular conflict, based on your previous work. The final paper can only be submitted if the previous tasks were passed.
- 8 ECTS
- 12 weeks
- 1.195 Euro
- Optional On-site Workshop in October each year