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Gad Barzilai
SIS 490
Seattle Campus

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This seminar/course covers global issues relating to interactions between political power, societies and national security, on the one hand, and the rule of law on the other hand. We will address issues at the domestic level, the international level, and through comparative analysis. Among the issues to be studied: theories of law, politics and national security; national security and human rights; counter-terrorism and human rights; politics of emergency legislation; national security and freedom of expression; the effects of wars on civil society; national security and social equality; national security and minorities. Students will work throughout the course on their own independent research papers as part of the overall seminar discussions.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/22/2010