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Armed Forces and Society - JPM613
Title: Armed Forces and Society
Czech title: Armed Forces and Society
Guaranteed by: Department of Security Studies (23-KBS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022 to 2022
Semester: both
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:20 / 20 (20)
summer:unknown / unknown (20)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3462
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: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (03.09.2021)
This course provides an introduction to the study of civil-military relations (CMR). It is commonplace for strategic studies to view armed forces (AF) merely as an instrument at the disposal of security and defence policy. Among the objectives of this course is to problematize this view. Political, ethical, and normative distinctions between AF and their parent society form the basis of the CMR problematique.
Aim of the course
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (29.08.2019)

This module provides an introduction to the study of civil-military relations (CMR). It is commonplace for strategic studies to view armed forces (AF) merely as an instrument at the disposal of security and defence policy. Among the objectives of this course is to problematize this view. Political, ethical, and normative distinctions between AF and their parent society form the basis of the CMR problematique. AF may play a crucial role in domestic politics. Rather than a security instrument, it is not such a rare occurrence that AF turn into a threat to the civilian leadership of the state.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (29.01.2021)

See the syllabus file

Literature
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (27.08.2019)

Snyder, Jack. ‘Civil-Military Relations and the Cult of the Offensive, 1914 and 1984’. International Security 9, no. 1 (1984): 108–146

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America — Volume 2. Book 3, Chapter XXII

Finer, Samuel Edward. The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics. London: Pall Mall Press, 1962. (selection)

Huntington, Samuel P. The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.

Desch, Michael C. Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999: 8-21

Perlmutter, Amos. The Military and Politics in Modern Times: On Professionals, Praetorians, and Revolutionary Soldiers. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. (89-115)

Luttwak, Edward. Coup D’état, a Practical Handbook. New York: Knopf, 1969. 

Talmadge, Caitlin. ‘Different Threats, Different Militaries: Explaining Organizational Practices in Authoritarian Armies’. Security Studies 25, no. 1 (2 January 2016): 111–41. doi:10.1080/09636412.2016.1134192

Kier, Elizabeth. ‘Culture and Military Doctrine: France between the Wars’. International Security 19, no. 4 (1 April 1995): 65–93. doi:10.2307/2539120.

Lebel, Udi. ‘“Blackmailing the Army” – “Strategic Military Refusal” as Policy and Doctrine Enforcement: The Formation of a New Security Agent’. Small Wars & Insurgencies 25, no. 2 (4 March 2014): 297–328. doi:10.1080/09592318.2013.857941

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (29.01.2021)

viz sylabus

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D. (27.09.2022)

see https://docs.google.com/document/d/17XDIsOYmklXYHjFF6Kps0F942R48kcIt/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100264941869441551674&rtpof=true&sd=true

 
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