Course: Security Conceptualization in International Relations

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Course title Security Conceptualization in International Relations
Course code KAP/KBD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The syllabus and precise credit/exam requirements will be posted on the website of the Department of Politics and International Relations before the first day of the respective term.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, One-to-One tutorial, Group discussion, Skills demonstration, Self-study of literature
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - descibe in detail the security discourse - apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations - cite basic concepts and analyze key problems of security in European and non-European areas - write scientific texts and present their research
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Group discussion
Self-study of literature
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Adler, Emanuel; Barnett, Michael. Security communities. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-63953-0.
  • Barša Pavel - Císař Ondřej. Anarchie a řád ve světové politice. Praha: Portál, 2006.
  • Buzan, Barry. People, states and fear : an agenda for international security studies in the post-cold war era. 2nd ed. Harlow : Longman, 1991. ISBN 0-7450-0720-1.
  • Buzan, Barry; Waever, Ole,; Wilde, Jaap de. Bezpečnost : nový rámec pro analýzu. 1. vyd. Brno : Centrum strategických studií, 2005. ISBN 80-903333-6-2.
  • Krause, K. ? Williams, M. C. Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases. UCL Press: London, 1997.
  • Krause, Keith; Williams, Michael C. Critical security studies : concepts and cases. London : UCL Press, 1997. ISBN 1-85728-733-9.
  • Nye, Joseph S. Understanding international conflicts : an introduction to theory and history. 4th ed. New York : Longman, 2003. ISBN 0-321-08987-1.
  • Snyder, C. A. (ed.). Contemporary Security and Strategy. Routledge, 2003.
  • Waisová, Š. Human Security - the Contemporary paradigm? Perspectives.. The Central European Review of International Affairs, 20 Summer 2003, s. 58 - 72. 2003.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Bezpečnost a strategie : východiska, stav, perspektivy. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : Aleš Čeněk, 2003. ISBN 80-86473-46-5.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Současné otázky mezinárodní bezpečnosti. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : Aleš Čeněk, 2003. ISBN 80-86473-42-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -