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Contemporary Issues in Transatlantic Security - JMMZ186
Anglický název: Contemporary Issues in Transatlantic Security
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2013
Semestr: zimní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: Mgr. Karel Ulík
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: ULIK (03.10.2012)

The main objective is to discuss, analyze, critically assess and understand concepts behind the most pressing security issues that both sides of the Atlantic face. The course should in general cover the following topics:

  • NATO - Present problems and Future, Out of Area Operations
  • EU Role in Security
  • Regional conflicts
  • Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Nucelar and Conventional
  • Nuclear Policy and Missile Defence (Nuclear Weapons in Europe)
  • Relations with Russia
  • Emerging Threats (energy security, cybersecurity, high north, piracy, terrorism)
  • Financial Crisis and Defence
  • US-decreasing involvement in Europe?
  • Regional Cooperation

 

However, the exact composition of the course will depend on subjects the students will choose from this list. This is because I wish students work on an issue they are really interested in. The students will give a presentation on a more specific issue falling within these cathegories and in subsequent discussion and interventions by the teacher more general conclusions should be identified.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: ULIK (03.10.2012)

Assessment:

40% Activity in class

30% Paper (6 pages/2000 words on a selected topic - the same as presentation)

30% Presentation (on a selected topic). The presentation should include the following:

·         Introduction (reasons for selection, relevance to EU/US/translatlantic security)

·         Basic Data (important facts, history, description of the current state, context)

·         Analysis (underlying causes, different perspectives, causalities, explanation of behaviour, theories)

·         Assessment (student's view)

·         Essential sources used

·         Questions for discussion (2 - 4)

 

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: ULIK (03.10.2012)

There is no syllabus or list of literature set in advance. The course is in a form of seminar/colloquium, so the "reading list" will result from topics the students are going to choose. However, the students attending the course should be familiar at least with some of the following think tanks (and their output) and journals dealing at least partially with (transatlantic) security. The studnets will likely find suitable sources for their presentation on this list:

Think tanks

www.carnegieendowment.org

www.cnas.org

www.americanprogress.org

www.brookings.edu

csis.org

www.iiss.org

www.rusi.org

www.sipri.org

www.egmontinstitute.be

www.wiltonpark.org.uk

www.cdi.org

www.cfr.org

www.epc.eu

www.ecfr.eu

www.crisisgroup.org

www.heritage.org

http://www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters

www.frstrategie.org

www.cer.org.uk

www.chathamhouse.org.uk

www.pism.pl

www.pssi.cz

www.iir.cz

 

Journals:

Survival

International Security

Presidential Studies Quarterly

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy

Washington Quarterly

Journal of Strategic Studies

Comparative Strategy

European Security

RUSI Journal

Orbis

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list. But I attempted to make it representative - it contains the most influential, most read, most praised and hopefully politically balanced institutions. I also included three Central European think tanks for our local perspective. Do not expect anything sophisticated from them, though.

 

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: ULIK (03.10.2012)

For more information please contact me at karel.ulik@centrum.cz

 
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