2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 797 Homeland Security and International Relations


The premise of this course is that homeland" security begins abroad as the various tasks of securing the territorial United States draw the U.S. government into cooperative relationships with other states as well as regional and international organizations. The course begins with a survey of theories of international cooperation as well as a review of social science methodologies for analyzing and comparing states' efforts to achieve homeland security. The course then covers a wide range of policy domains within the rubric of "homeland security including maritime security, aviation security, passport security, immigration and border control, and measures to secure WMD materials, among others. The emphasis throughout is on the international aspects of homeland security policy. Students are also encouraged to compare the U.S. approach to homeland security with that taken by other states. The course concludes with a critical review of the development and implementation of homeland security policy, in the U.S. and abroad.