BSS459 Strategies of insurgency and counterinsurgency

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2019
1/1/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (přednášející)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Oddělení bezpečnostních a strategických studií - Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Po 14:00–15:40 M117
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Cíle předmětu
This course is intended as an analytical overview of the historical and present strategies of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Various strategies with help of cases studies will be discussed.
Výstupy z učení
Students should be able to understand and to analyze insurgency and counterinsurgency at the strategic level. They should be able to compare and to predict the strategic thought in this sphere and to evaluate experiences from insurgent and counterinsurgent activities.
  • 1. Introduction to the course 2. Conceptualizing of insurgency and counterinsurgency 3. Historical legacy of insurgency and counterinsurgency 4. Contemporary strategies of insurgency 5. Contemporary strategies of counterinsurgency 6.-9. Expert lecturers and discussions I.-IV. 9. - 13. Case studies of insurgency and counterinsurgency I. - IV.
    povinná literatura
  • Arquilla, John (2007): The End of the War as we Knew It? Insurgency, counterinsurgency and lessons form the forgotten history of early terror networks? Third World Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 2., pp. 369-386.
  • Manwaring, Max. G. (2005): Street Gangs. The New Urban Insurgency. Strategic Studies Institute, 47 p.
  • Jones, Seth G. (2017): Insurgency Database Codebook. Research Design, Inclusion Criteria and Variables. In Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-41,
  • MAREŠ, Miroslav. Strategies for Creating Insurgencies and Civil Wars in Europe: From Violent Extremism to Paramilitary Conflicts? Jindal Journal of International Affairs, Sonipat: Jindal School of International Affairs, 2012, roč. 2, č. 1, s. 90-119. ISSN 2249-8095. URL info
  • The Routledge handbook of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Edited by Paul B. Rich - Isabelle Duyvesteyn. New York: Routledge, 2012. xiii, 381. ISBN 9780203132609. info
  • KILCULLEN, David. Counterinsurgency. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. x, 251. ISBN 9780199737499. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Bensahel, Nora (2006): Preventing Insurgencies after Major Combat Operations. Defence Studies, Vol. 6. No. 3, pp. 278-291.
  • Gompert, David C./ Gordon John/ Grissom,Adam/ Frelinger, David R./Jones, Seth. G./ Libicki, Martin C./ O'Connell, Edward/ Stearns, Brooke K/. Hunter, Robert E. (2008): War by Other Means. Building Complete and Ballanced Capabilities for Counterinsurgency
  • KILCULLEN, David. Blood year : Islamic state and the failures of the war on terror. First published. London: Hurst and Company, 2016. xi, 288. ISBN 9781849045551. info
  • KILCULLEN, David. Out of the mountains : the coming age of the urban guerrilla. First published. London: Hurst & company, 2013. x, 342. ISBN 9781849045117. info
  • The accidental guerrillafighting small wars in the midst of a big one. Edited by David Kilcullen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xxviii, 34. ISBN 0195368347. info
  • GARDNER, Hall. American global strategy and the "War on Terrorism". Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005. 231 s. ISBN 0754645126. info
  • Extended valid list of literature is in the IS (study materials)
Výukové metody
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained important issues within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of outlines of students' seminar works is a part of a seminar, as well as presentation of the poistion papers (related with literature).
Metody hodnocení
Students will receive a final letter grade for the semester based on the following components: Reports from expert lecturers (max. 12 points – 3 x 4 points): Students are expected to write reports from 4 expert lectures and discussions (or compensatory activities), which includes information about lecturer(s) or author(s), short description of lecture and following discussion, main strengths and possible weaknesses and personal statement of students towards the topic of lecture. Video can be presented instead lecture. In such case students review this video. Length of the report: 2000-2300 characters. Deadline: one week after the lecture. Presentation of the outline of the final paper (seminary thesis) (max. 6 points) and the final paper (seminary thesis) (max. 18 points). The final paper (in the form of scientific article) should be written to the topic relevant to the course (length 35 000 – 40 000 characters, longer thesis only after consultation with lecturer). The topic of the final paper and date of presentation of its outline specifies lecturer (in relation to its topic). Components of evaluation: original authors approach, relevant goals and methods, theoretical background, conceptualizing of the topic, structure, sources and literature. Date of presentation depends on lecturer´s decision. Final paper can be written by individual student or by two students. Deadline for submission: 1^st June. Final written test (max. 24 points): There will be a final in-class written exam, consisting of four questions based on the required readings and the discussions in class. At least ¼ points from each part is necessary condition in this course (3 from reports, 2 from outline, 5 from final written paper, 6 from final written test). Grading: 56-60: A 51-55: B 46-50: C 41-45: D 36-40: E 0-35: F
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