BSS105 International security politics

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2009
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. Tereza Šafářová (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 12:00–13:30 P52
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 and to explain the security policy of international powers, international governmental and non-governmental organizations and international security regimes.Students should be able to identify the main development trends of international security policy.
  • 1. Introduction into the study of international security policy 2. Definition and structure of ISP 3. International law and security; 4. Geopolitics; 5. Development of the international security policy; 6. Main issues of the contemporary the international security policy; 7. Security policy of important countries; 8. Security policy of important transnational non-governmental actors; 9. UN and global security organizations; 10. NATO and NATO system 11. Security organizations in Europe; 12. Security organizations and regimes outside Europe; 13. Summary of the course.
  • Extended valid list of literature in the IS (study materials)
  • EICHLER, Jan. Mezinárodní bezpečnost v době globalizace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2009. 327 s. ISBN 9788073675400. info
  • WAISOVÁ, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2008. 255 s. ISBN 9788073801090. info
  • Re-ordering the world. Edited by Mark Leonard. 1st pub. London: Foreign Policy Centre, 2002. xviii, 129. ISBN 1903558107. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained various ascpects of international security policy within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of outlines of students' seminar works is a part of a seminar.
Assessment methods
Students will receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on the following components (at least 36 points is necessary): Presentation; 6 points presentation; 12 points seminary thesis; 6 poinits - in term test 36 points - final test 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 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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