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Théories de la sécurité

academic year
The health crisis linked to the spread of Covid 19 and the social distancing measures taken by the Government, constitute grounds of force majeure constraining the University to adapt the assessment methods for some of the course units; Information on the terms for the second session will be provided to students through the usual information channels by July 10, 2020.

Course teacher(s)

Elisa LOPEZ LUCIA (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

This course is envisaged as an introduction to the theoretical debates surrounding the concept of security and the building of a peculiar field of knowledge pertaining to security policies in international relations. The security policies of some states and international organisations as well are examined through the lenses of different theoretical school of thought.

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Providing the students with an analytical toolbox for interpreting the security discourses, the conditions of their production, their vehicles and their performance.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Ex-cathedra course and homework based on a portfolio encompassing scientific articles and official documents.

Other information


Institut d'études européennes 39, Av. F. Roosevelt 1050 Bruxelles bdelcou1@ulb.ac.be


Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other

written exam at the end of the term