BSS105 International security politics

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lukáš Dyčka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Barbora Halašková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jaroslav Petřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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. Iva Petříková
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 10:00–11:40 P52
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 to introduce students to international security policy. It deals with the structure of the international security system and with global and regional (mostly European) security order. Students should be able to describe and to analyze main processes, actors and issues of the international security policy.
  • 1. Introduction to international security policy 2. Theories, structure and agents of international security policy 3. International security law 4. Geopolitics and security 5. History of international security policy 6. Main issues of contemporary international security policy 7. Contemporary global security order 8. Regional security orders in contemporary world 9. Case studies of international security policy I. 10. Case studies of international security policy II. 11. Case studies of international security policy III. 12. Case studies of international security policy IV. 13. Summary of the course, discussion about seminary thesis
    required literature
  • Extended valid list of literature in the IS (study materials)
  • Re-ordering the world. Edited by Mark Leonard. 1st pub. London: Foreign Policy Centre, 2002. xviii, 129. ISBN 1903558107. info
    recommended literature
  • MAREŠ, Miroslav. Nuclear Proliferation Threat to East Central Europe. In Horák, Rudolf - Juříček, Ludvík - Schwarz, Rudolf (eds). 7th Scientific International Conference Crisis Managament Environmental Protection of Population. 1st ed. Brno: Vysoká škola Karla Engliše - Generální ředitelství HZS ČR, 2012. p. 161-168. ISBN 978-80-86710-61-7. URL info
  • Panoráma :mapping security discourse : 2007-2008. Edited by Ľubomír Lupták - Róbert Ondrejcsák - Tomáš Valášek. Bratislava: Centrum pre európske a severoatlantické vzťahy (CENAA), 2008. 623 s. ISBN 978-80-970041-0-1. info
  • Nato handbook. Brussels: NATO office of information and press, 2001. 536 s. ISBN 9284501466. 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 analyzed and discussed during seminars
Assessment methods
Students will receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on the following components (at least 36 points are necessary): 12 points Written seminary thesis Analysis of selected issue of contemporary international security policy. List of topics is in the IS. Criteria of evaluation: original authors approach, relevant goals and methods, conceptual or theoretical background, relevant data, clear structure, important sources. Length: 22 000-26 000 characters, including references, without list of sources Deadline: 5th January, 2013 (discussion about thesis is possible during seminary after e-mail communication with doc. Miroslav Mareš and his approval). Use of academic standards is necessary (form, style, references, list of sources) 12 points - In term test - 12 closed questions related to presentation of lectures and to materials presented during seminaries up to the date of in term test. Date of in term test: 22nd October 2012, in case authorized absence (according to norms of the MU or specific approval after previous e-mail communication with doc. Miroslav Mareš) is the different date possible (29th October of 5th November 2012). Correction of test is impossible. 36 points Final written test 6 open questions (each max. 6 points) related to obligatory literature and study materials (including presentations in the IS) At least 1/4 points from each part (3 from written seminary thesis, 3 from in term test, 8 from final written test) is necessary condition of this course! Grading: 56-60: A 51-55: B 46-50: C 41-45: D 36-40: E
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 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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