BSS105 International security politics

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Dyčka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iveta Hlouchová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Michael Murad (seminar tutor)
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
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 12:00–13:30 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy, Tue 8:00–9:40 AVC, Wed 8:00–9:40 U35
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BSS105/Pondeli: No timetable has been entered into IS. L. Dyčka
BSS105/Utery: No timetable has been entered into IS. I. Hlouchová
BSS105/Streda: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Murad
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. Development of international security policy 6. Main issues of contemporary international security policy 7. Contemporary international security system Seminars I-VI.
    required literature
  • 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
  • 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: In term written text, 24 points position papers, 36 points final written exam. Criteria of evaluation of position papers: original authors approach, relevant data, clear structure and important sources.
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 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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