FSS:CDSn4005 Security Systems and Actors - Course Information
CDSn4005 Security Systems and ActorsFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. Vendula Divišová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Konečná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Otto Eibl, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
- Tue 14:00–15:40 U53
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Conflict and Democracy Studies (programme FSS, N-CDS)
- Conflict and Democracy Studies (Eng.) (programme FSS, N-PL)
- Multidisciplinary studies at Faculty of Social Studies (programme CST, KOS)
- Course objectives
- The course is intended to introduce students to international security policy. It deals with theories and with the structure of the international security system. Students will be familiarised with various actors, historical issues, geopolitics, and international security order.
- Lecture 1: Introduction to the course
- Lecture 2: What Kind of Security?
- Lecture 3: Competing Visions of International Politics – Realism
- Lecture 4: Competing Visions of International Politics – Idealism/Liberalism
- Lecture 5: National, International and Human Security
- Lecture 6: International Organizations
- Lecture 7. International Security Regimes
- Lecture 8. Weakening and Failing of the State
- Lecture 9: Violent Non-State Actors
- Lecture 10: Contemporary Armed Conflicts
- Lecture 11: Students' Presentations
- Lecture 12: Students' Presentations
- Lecture 13: Students' Presentations
- Collins, Alan (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies (Oxford 2007).
- Williams, Paul D., ed. Security studies: an introduction. Routledge, (2018), pp. 17-47, 221-249, 334-368.
- Rotberg, Robert. Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators (2006).
- Schneckener, Ulrich. Spoilers or Governance Actors? Engaging Armed Non-State Groups in Areas of Limited Statehood. p. 3-26. (2009).
- Hasenclever, Andreas, Mayer, Peter and Volker Rittberger. Theories of International Regimes (1997), pp. 8-22 (Chapter 2: “Conceptual issues: defining international regimes”).
- Williams, Phil. Violent Non-State Actors and National and International Security. (2008): https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/93880/vnsas.pdf
- Assessment methods
- Students will receive a final grade for the semester based on the following components:
(1) Activity and discussion during lectures/seminars (10 points)
(2) Presentation (10 points)
(3) Seminar work (20 points)
(4) Final exam (20 points)
A 60 – 56 points
B 55 – 51 points
C 50 – 46 points
D 45 – 41 points
E 40 – 36 points
F 35 and below
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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