BSS404 Conflict research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Kraus, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Zwiefelhofer (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 10:00–11:40 U35
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The cours offers an overview of theoretical outcomes for the conflict research. The knowledge obtained at this course provides students to a thorough analysis of armed conflicts in the various parts of the world with the appropriate methodological, typological and analytic apparatus, which will be introduced in this course.
  • 1. Definition and understanding of the topic 2. Incompatibility of goals – theoretical setting 3. Conflict motives – values, interests, etc. 4. Conflict process and dynamics 5. Types and intensity of conflict 6. Conflict resolution 7. Outcomes of conflict 8. Conflict economy 9. Clausewitzian war 10. Irregular conflict 11. Unarmed types of conflict (sanctions, embargos, etc.) 12. Conflicts in weak states
  • HIRONAKA, Ann. Neverending wars : the international community, weak states, and the perpetuation of civil war. London: Harvard University Press, 2005. 191 s. ISBN 9780674027398. info
  • BARTOS, Otomar J. and Paul Ernest WEHR. Using conflict theory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xi, 219. ISBN 0521794463. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussions, position papers, seminar papers
Assessment methods
The student is to work out a seminal paper, position paper and written examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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