BSS105 International security politics

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Libor Frank, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vladimír Vaďura, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Mon 10:00–11:40 P21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
BSS104 Methodology of SSS
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
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Course objectives
This course is intended as an analysis of contemporary security policy (issues and actors). Main objective of the course is to explain contemporary structure and processes of the international security policy. Students should be able to understand the security policy of innternational powers, international governmental and non-governmental organizations and international security regimes.
  • 1. Introduction into the study of international security policy 2. Definition and structure of ISP 3. Issues of contemporary ISP 4. Security policy of powers 5. UN a UN system 6. G 8/Global security regimes 7. NATO and NATO system 7. EU and WEU 9. OSCE and Council of Europe 10. Euroepan sub-regional security organizations and regimes 11. Non-Euroepan regional security organizations and regimes 12. Security policy of non-state international actors
  • Extended valid list of literature in the IS (study materials)
  • WAISOVÁ, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2008. 255 s. ISBN 9788073801090. info
  • Mezinárodní bezpečnost na počátku 21. století. Edited by Jan Eichler. Praha: Ministerstvo obrany České republiky - AVIS, 2006. 303 s. ISBN 8072783262. info
  • Re-ordering the world. Edited by Mark Leonard. 1st pub. London: Foreign Policy Centre, 2002. xviii, 129. ISBN 1903558107. info
Assessment methods
Each week: lectures, class discussions (including students presentations) Students will receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on the following components: 10% Presentation; 25% Seminary thesis; 15% In-Term assessment; 50% Final written exam. Grading: 56-60: A 51-55: B 46-50: C 41-45: D 36-40: E 35-0: F.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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