A survey of 20th-century history reveals two disparate trends in world politics. States, nations, and individuals increasingly seem willing to abandon public goods in order to ensure a sense of security. Yet, even as such fundamental values as equality, liberty, and justice are bargained away in the name of peace and stability, the world seems to slip further into a state of disorder — a state in which the conditions for the possibility of security are undermined. How can security be achieved? What are citizens willing to surrender in order to meet this objective? And what cost are they willing to incur in order to feel secure? Students who have taken PHIL 400 Human Security and World Disorder cannot take this course.