BSS403 Comparative Analysis of Security Policy

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2020
1/1/0. 7 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Monika Gabriela Bartoszewicz, MA, MLitt, PhD (přednášející)
Monika Gabriela Bartoszewicz, MA, MLitt, PhD
Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Oddělení bezpečnostních a strategických studií - Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Út 10:00–11:40 P22
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This course is intended as a comparative analysis of security policy at various levels and in various security sectors. The general theme of the module might be summarised as ‘from security policy to state action’. The goal of the course is to develop and strengthen students’ skills in understanding and analysis of various parts of comparison and analysis of security policies. A secondary goal of the course is to demonstrate how the comparative method and policy analysis are used within the research of security field.
Výstupy z učení
Students are able to use comparative policy analysis in their research activities in various security sectors and dimensions.
  • 1. Introduction to the course. 2. Conceptualising security policy. 3. Stages of the security policy cycle. 4. Comparative design: case studies and causal process tracing. 5. Comparative design: Intermediate N-comparison (configurational comparative methods). 6. Comparative design: Quantitative methodologies. 7. Comparative design: Interpretative analysis and comparative research. 8. Homeland security, public health, and military policy. 9. Critical Infrastructure protection, cyber-security, and border security. 10. Counter-terrorism, immigration, and community policing. 11. Group Project Presentations 12. Group Project Presentations 13. Group Project Presentations
    povinná literatura
  • Bain, William, ed. The Empire of Security and the Safety of the People. Routledge, 2006.
  • Fischer, Frank, and Gerald J. Miller, eds. Handbook of public policy analysis: theory, politics, and methods. crc Press, 2006.
  • Hough, Peter. Understanding global security. Routledge, 2014.
  • Comparative Government and Politics, 8th edition, by Rod Hague, Martin Harrop (ISBN: 9780230231023).
  • Extended valid list of literature is in the section study materials.
  • Engeli, Isabelle, C. Rothmayr Allison, and Christine Rothmayr Allison, eds. Comparative policy studies: Conceptual and methodological challenges. Springer, 2014.
Výukové metody
Students will be required to do the required readings, to attend class sessions, and to engage in case study analysis, comparative research and policy analysis in both in writing and verbally during classes. Group activities are included in this course.
Metody hodnocení
Students will receive a final grade for the semester based on the following components: Activity and discussion during class (10 points), Comparative study project presentation (10 points), Term paper (15 points), Final exam (15 points).
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