2nd degree (Master)
Dr. Martin Senn
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Prof Martin Senn
The course analyzes the history and current developments in the field of nuclear-weapons (non)proliferation, arms control, and disarmament with a particular focus on Europe.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
The students should be able to
• reflect on the fundamental technological aspects of nuclear proliferation.
• reflect cases of (potential) proliferation on the basis of existing theories.
• reflect on theories and practices of nuclear deterrence and arms control.
• reflect on theories and practices of nuclear non- and counter-proliferation.
• reflect on the challenges and policy options for Europe.
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
The course introduces students to the demand- and supply sides of nuclear proliferation (why and how states acquire nuclear weapons), nuclear strategy and (in)stability, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. It approaches these topics from a European perspective, i.e. it focuses on European threat perceptions and counter-strategies in this policy field.
Will be announced at the beginning of the course
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 100 %
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Students will work on a case-study and present their findings in class.
On the basis of their in-class case study, students will develop a more focused research question for a final paper.