FSS:BSSn4404 Conflict research - Course Information
BSSn4404 Conflict researchFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Miriam Matejova, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Kraus, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Zwiefelhofer (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D.
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 10:00–11:40 U33
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ! BSS404 Conflict research && ! NOW ( BSS404 Conflict research )
- 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
- Security and Strategic Studies (programme FSS, N-PL)
- Course objectives
- This course offers an overview of theoretical frameworks for conflict research. Students will be able to conduct a thorough analysis of armed conflicts in various parts of the world, using the appropriate methodological, typological and analytical apparatus, which will be introduced in this course.
- Learning outcomes
- Students will gain knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts needed to conduct conflict research as well as skills to apply these concepts in specific case studies.
- Levels of analysis and systemic causes of war
- Defining conflict
- Revolutions and civil wars
- Conflict and transitions
- Conflict causes, phases, and dynamics
- Ideological conflicts
- Unarmed types of conflict (sanctions, embargos, etc.)
- Nonstate armed actors
- Misperception, cognitive biases, and the role of political leaders in conflict
- Conflict resolution
- required literature
- Wendt, A. (1991): Anarchy is what states make of it: the social construction of power politics. International Organization, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 391-425.
- Grugel, J. (2002): Democratization. A Critical Introduction, Palgrave: Macmillan Press, pp. 56-64.
- Bankowicz, M. (2010): Státní převrat, Brno: Dokořán, pp. 39-64.
- Brooker, P. (2000): Non-Democratic Regimes. Theory, Government and Politics, Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire, Macmillan Press, pp. 188-225.
- Waltz, K. (1988): The origins of war in neorealist theory. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 615-628.
- Grugel, J. (2002): Democratization. A Critical Introduction, Palgrave: Macmillan Press, pp. 51-56.
- Singer, J. D. (1961): The level of analysis problem in international relations. World Politics, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 77-92.
- Jervis, R. (1968): Hypotheses on misperception. World Politics, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 454-479.
- Rosato, S. (2003): The flawed logic of democratic peace theory. American Political Science Review, Vol. 97, No. 4, pp. 585-602.
- Van Evera, S. (1994): Hypotheses on nationalism and war. International Security, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 5-39.
- Weinstein, J. (2007): Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
- Hoffmann, B. (2004): Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Zartman, I. William – Guy Olivier Faure (2005): Escalation and Negotiation in International Conflicts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
- Paris, R. (2004): At War’s End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
- Walter, B.F. (1997): The critical barrier to civil war settlement. International Organization, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp 335-363.
- Folch –Escriba, A. (2010): Economic sanctions and the durations of civil conflicts. Journal of Peace Research, 2/2010, pp. 129-141.
- Byman, D., and K. Pollack (2001): Let us now praise great men: bringing the statesman back in. International Security Vol. 25, No. 4, pp.107-146.
- Huntington, S. P. (2008): Třetí vlna. Demokratizace na sklonku dvacátého století, Brno: CDK , pp. 203-268.
- Malia, M. (2009): Lokomotivy dějin. Revoluce a utváření moderního světa, Brno: CDK , pp. 377-416.
- McFaul, M. (2005): Transition from postcommunism, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 16, No 3, pp. 5-19.
- BARTOS, Otomar J. and Paul Ernest WEHR. Using conflict theory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xi, 219. ISBN 0521794463. info
- Teaching methods
- lectures, discussions, seminar papers
- Assessment methods
- Term paper, written exam
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.