BSS403 Comparative Analysis of Security Policy

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2009
1/1. 9 kr. Ukončení: zk.
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (přednášející)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Oddělení bezpečnostních a strategických studií - Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Po 16:00–17:40 U41
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Cíle předmětu
This course is intended as a comparative analysis of security policy at various levels (international, regional, national, sub-national) and in various security sectors. The aim of this course is to explain how the comparative method and policy analysis are used in the research of security. Students should be able to use comparative policy analysis in their research activities.
  • 1. Introduction to the course 2. Comparative method in security studies 3. Policy analysis in security studies 4. Comparative analysis of security systems and strategies 5. Comparative analysis of foreign policy and diplomacy 6. Comparative analysis of military policy 7. Comparative analysis of regime and societal security policy 8. Comparative analysis of other security policies 9. Expert lecture I. 10. Expert lecture II. 11. Expert lecture II. 12. Expert Lecture IV. 13. Summary of the course
  • Extended valid list of literature is in the section study materials.
  • Civil-military relations in postcommunist Europe : reviewing the transition. Edited by Timothy Edmunds - Andrew Cottey - Anthony Forster. London: Routledge, 2006. 181 s. ISBN 0415376319. info
  • Comparative politics today : a world view. Edited by Gabriel Abraham Almond. Updated 8th ed. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006. xxi, 804. ISBN 0321350995. info
  • Comparative politics : interests, identities, and institutions in a changing global order. Edited by Mark Irving Lichbach - Jeffrey Kopstein. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xix, 491. ISBN 0521603951. info
Výukové metody
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained comparative approaches and policy analysis approaches within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of outlines of students' seminar works is a part of a seminar, as well as presentations by professionals in the sectors.
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 should be written to the topic relevant to the course (length approx. 15 pages, longer thesis only after consultation with lecturer). The topic of the final paper and date of presentation of its outline specifies lecturer. Components of evaluation: original authors approach, relevant goals and methods, theoretical background, conceptualizing of the topic, structure, sources and literature. Deadline for submission: 8th January 2010. Reports about expert lectures (max. 12 points): Students are expected to write 4 reports (2800-3500 characters each) on 4 different topics (topics of 4 expert lectures in the course). The papers should include a summary of the main points of the lecture, description of the discussion and the final standpoint (weaknesses and strengths of the lecture and discussion). Reports should be uploaded in the Information system MU (section “Odevzdávárny). Reports should be uploaded at least 6 days after the seminary. The students must participate in sessions for which they submit their reports. Final written exam (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. Special bonus: Max 6 points for extraordinary actively participation in the seminars by posing questions of clarification or bringing up problems for discussion. Grading: 56-60: A 51-55: B 46-50: C 41-45: D 36-40: E 0-35: F
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