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International Crisis and Security Management


Admission requirements

Only students of the MSc Crisis and Security Management can join this course.


In a globalized world, security concerns and crises are no longer exclusively managed by states. International cooperation, multilateral laws and policies are increasingly expected to deal with phenomena including cyberspace security, organized crime, human trafficking, illegal migration, flooding, nuclear incidents or international terrorism. The internationalization of crisis and security management, however, raises questions concerning national sovereignty, the rule of law and accountability. From an academic perspective this course addresses contemporary international security dilemmas and as well as the measures that national governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and transnational companies employ to tackle these phenomena. Thereby emphasizing security governance in the European Union (legislation and policies, security institutions, cross-border investigations and law enforcement challenges) as well as multilateral responses to international security threats and crises (the role of international security actors, international public law, humanitarian intervention and aid and transitional justice).

Course objectives

  • To provide students a theoretical basis for understanding crisis and security management on a European and international level.

  • To provide students with knowledge of empirical based research into international cooperation and cross-border dimensions of crisis and security management.

  • To raise students awareness about normative framework for responding to international crises and threats to security.

  • To develop the analytical and writing skills of students.


This is the schedule

Mode of instruction

The sessions are dedicated to lectures and discussion.

Other: A compulsory fieldtrip to an international institution in the Hague

Assessment method

Quality of participation and during classes and a small assignment. Equals 30% of total grade.
Witten exam.Equals 70% of total grade.


To be announced


Instructor uses Blackboard. Blackboard is indispensable for this course.



Contact information

Dr. Quirine Eijkman
Drs. Jelle van Buuren