CDSn4106 Dilemmas of Counterterrorism

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2020
1/1/0. 7 kr. Ukončení: zk.
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Mlejnková, Ph.D. (přednášející), Mgr. Ina Fujdiak (zástupce)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
St 16:00–17:40 P21
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Cíle předmětu
The goal of the course is to introduce basic issues related to dilemmas in countering terrorism. Issues of radicalization leading to violent extremism and terrorism will be discussed. Students will get deeper insight into different areas covering using both preventive and repressive measures. Since different approaches how to deal with radicalization and terrorism are represented in the European context (depending on actors relevant for the issue), also the course will reflect this discussion, including ethical aspects of the measures.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to identify and to analyze dilemmas in counter-terrorism.
  • 1. Introduction to course 2. Definition of counter-terrorism and basic dilemmas 3. Use of force against terrorism 4. Targeted killing as an instrument of counter-terrorism 5. Draconic laws, torture etc. as instruments of counter-terrorism 6. Counter-radicalization 7. Exit programs 8. Counter-narratives against terrorist propaganda 9. Case study I 10. Case study II 11. Case study III 12. Case study IV
  • Full list of obligatory literature is included in the section Study materials
  • Democracy and political violence. Edited by John Schwarzmantel. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. x, 213 p. ISBN 9780748645985. info
  • FROSTAD, Magne. Jus in bello after September 11, 2001 : the relationship between jus ad bellum and jus in bello and the requirements for status as prisoner of war. 1. Aufl. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2005. 212 p. ISBN 3832911790. info
Výukové metody
Lectures and seminars.
Metody hodnocení
Students will receive a final letter grade for the semester based on the following components: 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 22 000 – 26 000 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 will be written by individual student. Deadline for submission: 5th January . Final written test (max. 36 points): There will be a final in-class written exam, consisting of three questions based on the obligatory literature and presentations in class. At least ¼ points from each part is necessary condition in this course (2 from outline, 5 from final written paper, 9 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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