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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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HALTUS21 Security Governance 10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Administrative Science, Security Administration Pr
Person in charge
Sirpa Virta
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The student will have a sound understanding of the concepts of state-building, capacity building, security and safety, the new contexts relevant to research and the social scientific theories of security and their relationship to peace research. The student will understand the global security assemblages and issues of global security governance, including cyber security, the development and the content of security sector related policies and activities of the EU, the implications of EU policies and actions on the governance and management of security on national and local level. The students will be able to examine and analyze urban security management complexes and community safety partnerships and other models of networked security governance.


- history and theoretical frameworks of security governance and the role of security organizations in state-building and capacity building, the theoretical relationships of security and state, order and society
- concepts of security and safety, contemporary social scientific research on security, including multi-disciplinary security studies and critical approaches
- global security networks and security governance systems, EU internal security and other security strategies, national security strategies and concepts, cyber security
- security policy making processes, urban security management, community safety partnerships and local safety planning, networked governance and network management

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Security Governance I   Participation in course work  5 ECTS
In English
Security Governance II   Essay  5 ECTS
In English

Security Governance I (5 ECTS) : lectures (10 h) and 3 essays based on the lectures and articles delivered / or books

Security Governance II (5 ECTS): 5 book essays (the themes and information about the books will be available in September 2013)


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Wood, Jennifer & Shearing, Clifford (2007). Imagining Security. Willan Publishing, Cullompton UK.

Zedner, Lucia (2009). Security. Key ideas in criminology series. Routledge. London.

Further readings: Articles/books to be delivered in classes.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management