Class Notes 11-15 - Global Challenges Security I Today What...

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November 14, 2011 Global Challenges: Security I Today: What doe we mean by “security”? How have security challenges been transformed in the post-Cold War era? Thursday: Peace-building in Croatia States are supposed to provide “security” for their population. But security from what? Invasion/attack – esp. from external force General collapse into disorder or anarchy Lack of critical resources (e.g. food, oil) These concerns linked to growth of national armies, surveillance institutions, construction of borders and extra-territorial interventions In the late 19 th century, growing concern amongst industrialized nations at the perceived ‘closing’ of global space: In 1820s, US adopted the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ (U.S. could intervene in Latin America when governments couldn’t sphere of influence) In 1870s, Bismarck unified German Empire In 1890s, Japan also began to expand into Korea and parts of Manchuria Darwin’s ideas become increasingly influential in social sciences and statecraft:
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course INT STUD 101 taught by Professor Stephenyoung during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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Class Notes 11-15 - Global Challenges Security I Today What...

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