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The Sociology of Conflict, War and Terrorism - YMH545
Title: The Sociology of Conflict, War and Terrorism
Guaranteed by: Programme Historical Sociology (24-HS)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 26 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 10 (10)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level: specialized
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
Guarantor: Mgr. Karel Černý, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Jiří Juhász
Co-requisite : {The course under this code is intended for MA level students. BA students interested in this course need to enrol the BA level code that begins with "YB".}
Incompatibility : YBAJ172, YMH045, YMH145
Is incompatible with: YMH045, YBAJ172, YMH145
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Monika Picková (03.12.2020)
THIS COURSE IS ONLY INTENDED FOR THE STUDENTS OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY! This course focuses on the issue of the proto-sociology of war (Clausewitz, Malthus, Lenin, Hobson, Kant) and the sociology of war (Sorokin, Tilly), as well as on the conflict paradigm in sociology and on the sociological analysis of terrorism.
Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Karolína Šedivcová (04.06.2019)
Structure of Lessons:
1. Sociology of conflict - introduction.

2. Sociology of conflict: Lewis Coser.

3. Sociology of conflict: Ralph Dahrendorf.

4. Sociology of conflict: Ch. W. Mills.

5. Sociology of revolution - introduction.

6. Sociology of revolution: P. Sorokin and J. Davies.

7. Sociology of revolution: C. Brinton and a selected case study.

8. Sociology of revolution: Ch. Tilly and S. Huntington.

9. Sociology of terrorism: M. Juergensmeyer and religious terrorism.

10. Sociology of terrorism: R. Pape and suicide terrorism.

11. Sociology of war: propaganda, gender.

12. Sociology of war: historical perspective, old and new wars.

13. Concluding remarks.

Required reading:
  • Sinisa Malesevic. Sociology of War and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Mark Juergensmeyer. Terror in mind of god. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001.
  • Robert Pape. Dying to Win. New York: Random House, 2005.

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