POLS-Y 311 DEMOCRACY AND NATIONAL SECURITY (3 CR.)
Analysis of fundamental tensions between democratic values and the requirements of national security. Topics include homeland security and civil liberties in an age of terror, civil-military relations, oversight of intelligence operations, effects of interventions and wars on democracy abroad and at home, and debates over the morality of United States security policies.
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POLS-Y 311: Democracy and National Security Instructor: Spenser Warren Democracy and national security are both desirable political outcomes. Yet the pursuit of security often infringes upon individual liberty, while abuses of certain liberties jeopardize national security. Democratic states often find themselves in a balancing act, seeking to protect the life of their citizens without compromising their liberty. This course will explore these tensions between democracy and national security, as well as how democracy may enhance security in certain circumstances. Along the way we will discuss how democracies wage war, combat terrorism, and counter internal threats. This course will draw heavily from the experience of the United States, including the Covid-19 pandemic, 9/11 and the Global War on Terror, World War II, and the American Civil War. It will also include lessons from other democratic contexts,such as Ireland, India, and Taiwan'in order to learn from their experiences.