Course: European Security - Problems and Issues

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Course title European Security - Problems and Issues
Course code KAP/ESE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Strnadová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. changes in the international system in the 20th and at the beginning of 21st century 2. major trends in international politics and new definitions of security 3. changes in the international system 4. current trends in international politics 5. theoretical models of security systems 6. concepts of security sectors - military, political, economic, environmental and societal security 7. North-East conflict and terrorism 8. interpretations of texts written by Czech and foreign authors devoted to IR theories 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
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Seminar
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to identify changes in the international system in the 20th and at the beginning of 21st century, and to describe and differentiate among major trends in international politics and new definitions of security. Students will be able to apply changes in the international system to current trends in international politics. They will first of all acquire the skill of analyzing other theoretical models of security systems. Students will be able to compare and differentiate among concepts of security sectors - military, political, economic, environmental and societal security. Students will be able to interprets texts written by Czech and foreign authors devoted to IR theories.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Ayoob, Mohammed. The Third World Security Predicament. State making.
  • 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.
  • Cameron, Fraser. The Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union. Past, Present and Future.. UACES,, 1999.
  • Lieven, Anatol - Trenin, Dmitri (eds.). Ambivalent neighbors. The EU, NATO and the Price of Membership. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,. 2003.
  • Rothschild, Emma. What is Security? In: Daedalus.. Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Science,, 1995.
  • Snyder, Craig A. (ed.). Contemporary Security and Strategy.. Routledge, 1999.
  • Snyder, Jack. Myths of empire : domestic politics and international ambition. 1st pub. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-8014-9764-7.
  • S?rensen, Georg. Stát a mezinárodní vztahy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-910-0.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Per Asper ad Astra. Human security in international relations practice: a comparative study of foreign and development policies of EU/HSN states. Politics in Central Europe ISSN 1801-3422 Vol. 1. 2005.


Study plans that include the course
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