This interdisciplinary module introduces students to various conceptual frameworks for thinking about the war on terror in an age of globalization, along with a range of empirical case studies designed to illustrate these theoretical debates. A selection of readings is provided, ranging from international relations to other contributions from sociology, criminology, philosophy, history and political science. Theoretical issues examined include globalization as a new security paradigm; the notion of a globalised War Risk society; the clash of civilsations vs. the continued relevance of realism; and re-defining what 'war' means in the war on terror. Case studies comprise NATO's transformation; war on Iraq; and emerging non-military attempts at global governance in controlling terrorism.