CDSn4001 Conflict Analysis

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2023
Rozsah
1/1/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
Vyučující
Miriam Matejova, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D.
Katedra politologie – Fakulta sociálních studií
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra politologie – Fakulta sociálních studií
Rozvrh
Po 12:00–13:40 PC25
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
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Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
This course examines the causes of conflict and particularly war. It focuses primarily on major interstate war, though the causes of civil war and violent internal/intrastate conflict are also addressed. The course is divided into three main parts. Part I explores the key concepts in the study of conflict, including definitions of conflict (and peace) as well as conflict actors and conflict phases. Part II focuses on major theories, hypotheses, and debates on the causes of war. We conclude the course by examining debates on conflict resolution, war prevention, and the future of war.
Výstupy z učení
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: identify and critically evaluate major theories, hypotheses, and debates on the causes of violent interstate conflict and civil war; use theory to better understand and gain insight into the causes of particular conflicts; and use theory and history to design and assess viable policy options for preventing or minimizing the severity of violent conflict.
Osnova
  • Defining conflict
  • Conflict actors and phases
  • International systemic causes of war: balance of power
  • International systemic causes of war: critiques of balance of power
  • Hypotheses on military factors as a cause of war
  • National misperception as a cause of war
  • Domestic political/social causes of war
  • Causes of civil war
  • Asymmetric conflicts: rebellion and insurgency
  • Conflict resolution and future of war
Literatura
    povinná literatura
  • • Jeremy Weinstein, Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  • • J. David Singer, “The Level of Analysis Problem in International Relations,” World Politics 14, no. 1 (1961): 77–92.
  • • James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin, “Ethnicity, Insurgency and Civil War,” American Political Science Review 97, no. 1 (February 2003): 75–90.
  • • Robert Jervis, “Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma,” World Politics 30, no. 2 (January 1978): 167–214.
  • • Otomar J. Bartos and Paul Wehr, Using Conflict Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002).
  • • Kenneth Waltz, “The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 18, no. 4 (Spring 1988): 615–628.
  • • Stephen Van Evera, “Primed for Peace: Europe After the Cold War,” International Security 15, no. 3 (Winter 1990-91): 7–57.
Výukové metody
Lectures, class discussion, online reading summaries and discussion
Metody hodnocení
Written analytical summaries, written examination
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
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Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2020, podzim 2021, podzim 2022, podzim 2024.