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Security in Euroatlantic Area and Global Regions - JPM561
Title: Security in Euroatlantic Area and Global Regions
Guaranteed by: Department of Security Studies (23-KBS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (32)
summer:unknown / unknown (32)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: PhDr. JUDr. Tomáš Karásek, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Matúš Halás, Ph.D.
PhDr. JUDr. Tomáš Karásek, Ph.D.
Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D.
Mgr. Kamil Christoph Klosek, M.A., Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Is incompatible with: JPM404, JPM403
Last update: Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D. (06.09.2021)
The course provides the students with a basic overview of regional security with an enhanced focus on European and transatlantic security. Course participants will be introduced to some of the key concepts and problems discussed in the field of regional security studies. They will also gain some empirical knowledge of regional security cooperation outside of the European/Western context and will learn to adopt a comparative regionalist perspective, critically evaluating the similarities and differences in regional security challenges, political and cultural legacies, concomitant path dependencies, and the ensuing trajectories of the local institution building efforts.
Aim of the course
Last update: Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D. (06.09.2021)

The primary aim of the course is to introduce the students to the research and policy agenda of regional security. The students should be provided with conceptual and theoretical tools that can help them examine security cooperation in individual regions during later stages of their academic and/or policy careers. A secondary objective is to stimulate the development of reading, writing, presentation, debate, and critical thinking skills.


Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Matúš Halás, Ph.D. (26.01.2023)

Grade composition

Policy brief / memo – 2 x 20%

Group presentation – 30%

Seminar discussions  – 30%


Please, see the syllabus for details.

Last update: Mgr. Matúš Halás, Ph.D. (26.01.2023)

  • Buzan, Barry & Wæver, Ole (2003): Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lundestad, Geir (1999): ‘Empire by Invitation’ in the American Century. Diplomatic History. Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 189-217.
  • Risse-Kappen, Thomas (1996): Collective Identity in a Democratic Community: The Case of NATO. IN: Katzenstein. Peter J. [ed.]: The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 357-399.
  • Brzezinski, Zbigniew (1996): Ukraine's Critical Role in the Post-Soviet Space. Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 20, pp. 3-8.
  • Kasekamp, Andres (2020): An uncertain journey to the promised land: The Baltic states’ road to NATO membership. Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 43, No. 6–7, pp. 869–896.
  • Börzel, Tanja A. & Risse, Thomas (2019): Grand theories of integration and the challenges of comparative regionalism. Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 8, pp. 1231-1252.
  • Alberque, William & Schreer, Benjamin (2022): What Kind of NATO Allies Will Finland and Sweden Be? Survival, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 123-136.
  • Huntington, Samuel P. (1993): The Clash of Civilizations? Foreign Affairs, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 22-49.
  • Perthes, Volker (2018): Conflict and Realignment in the Middle East. Survival, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 95-104.
  • Goh, Evelyn (2019): Contesting Hegemonic Order: China in East Asia. Security Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 614-644.
  • Allison, Graham (2015): The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War? The Atlantic.
  • Heisbourg, François (2021): Euro-Atlantic Security and the China Nexus. Survival, Vol. 63, No. 6, pp. 45-62.
Requirements to the exam
Last update: Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D. (06.09.2021)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus

Last update: Mgr. Matúš Halás, Ph.D. (26.01.2023)

  1. Intro
  2. Regional Complexes and Security Communities
  3. NATO and the US
  4. Enlargement and Russia
  5. The Baltics
  6. Economy and the EU
  7. The Nordics
  8. Mid-term policy brief
  9. Demographics and Culture
  10. Middle East and North Africa
  11. Infrastructure
  12. Indo-Pacific
  13. Final policy brief and wrap-up
Entry requirements
Last update: Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D. (06.09.2021)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus.

Registration requirements
Last update: Aliaksei Kazharski, Ph.D. (06.09.2021)

Viz výše soubor se sylabem kurzu / See the file containing the course syllabus.

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