Course: Regional Security Complexes

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Course title Regional Security Complexes
Course code KAP/RBK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lupták Ľubomír, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Defining regional security complexes Theory of international security complexes - Regional security complexes in the contemporary international system - Theory of regional security complexes - Regional weak states and hegemons - Regional security organizations - key to maintaining stability in the region? Regions of the Indian subcontinet and southeast Asia - Region of Middle East - Region of Europe - Region of Subsaharan Africa - Intrastate conflict regions

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will be able to identify various categories of threats to regional security in the contemporary post-bipolar world, classify them and define some of their main causes. Graduates will be able to describe the general foundations of the concept of security and the theory of regional security complexes. They will be able to define and explain the term "regional security complex" and apply the concept in the study of security related issues in the contemporary international system.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Buzan, Barry. Regions and Powers. Cambridge Press, London, 2003.
  • Buzan, Barry; Waever, Ole,; Wilde, Jaap de. Bezpečnost : nový rámec pro analýzu. 1. vyd. Brno : Centrum strategických studií, 2005. ISBN 80-903333-6-2.
  • Lake, David. Regional Orders: Building Security in a New World. Pennsylvania University Press, Pennsylvania, 1997.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Bezpečnost : vývoj a proměny konceptu. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2005. ISBN 80-86898-21-0.

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 (10-3) Social sciences 1 Summer