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Asia Security - JPM697
Anglický název: Asia Security
Zajišťuje: Katedra bezpečnostních studií (23-KBS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 6
Rozsah, examinace: 1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: zimní:21 / 20 (18)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (18)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
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
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Neslučitelnost : JPM644
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (17.01.2022)
The course is designed to shed light on the main security issues in the region of Asia Pacific. 25 years ago, Aaron Friedberg suspected that Europe’s violent past will be Asia’s future. The lecturer of this course believes that in order to predict potential conflicts and security issues in the region, simple power analogies without cultural basis are not sufficient. This course will thus go in different direction that Friedberg’s study; it will investigate Asian security in its historical, cultural, intellectual and social context.

Moodle link for the course: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=8589 (inclusive of all the literature, presentations, etc.)
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

Upon successfully completing the course, the student should be able to identify, explain and interpret the main security issues that Asia-Pacific region is dealing with. He/she should also be able to discuss the historical roots of these conflicts and their theoretical interpretations. Students should be able to understand the security situation with regard to the regional and extraregional actors and their policy preferences. By intertwining theory with actual policy outcomes, students should be able to create their own research proposals and plans.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (03.10.2022)

Students can get altogether 100 points. This is divided into a research paper/research presentation of approx 2000-3000 words (30) and a final written test (70). For the presentation/paper, students will choose their own topic (can discuss it with the lecturer but do not necessarily have to). The paper must possess 1) a sound research question (and, if needed, a hypothesis or preferably an argument), 2) a theoretical evaluation and/or a review of existing scholarly literature, 3) rigorous empirical evaluation based in relevant academic sources. The paper is supposed to be a group work of groups of 4-5 people (could be more or less, depends on the class size). The paper must be sent to the lecturer by 13th of December 2022, to michal.kolmas@mup.cz. 


The test will be in the form of several (7) open questions regarding the in-class lectures as well as the required literature. Students are expected to participate in class discussions.

Moodle link with all the other information including required readings: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=8589

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (04.10.2022)

ALL THE REQUIRED LITERATURE FOR EACH CLASS IS UPLOADED IN MOODLE: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=8589

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (03.10.2022)

This is primarily an in-class course. Although I will stream it at my Zoom channel https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/5559573192 (Meeting ID: 555 957 3192), please be advised - this is not a hybrid course. I very much prefer participation in the classroom and treat the streaming version of the course as only an emergency measure.

All lectures - in a shortened version - are also available recorded on the Loom platform (the links below)

Please note that these recordings are from 2020, so might not be totally uptodate. 













Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. (03.10.2022)

The course can basically be divided into four parts. The first part will illustrate Asian IR theories and schools of thought. Second part will illustrate historical roots of present situation. Third part will make us understand cultural basis of the most ‘prominent’ societies in Asia (or, most relevant for current security environment, i.e. Japan, China, the Koreas, ASEAN). Fourth part will then connect these into interpretation of contemporary situation.

ONE EXCEPTION FOR FALL 2022 - There will be no lecture on 7th Nov, because I am away representing the Czech Republic at the UNFCCC COP in Egypt. Instead, you will have a reading week.

1) Introduction to the course

2) What is East Asia - formation of the region

3) IR theory and Asia - non Western approaches revisited

4) East Asian history

5) Cultures and societies - Japan, Koreas

6) Cultures and societies - China, Taiwan

7) Contemporary issues I - North Korea - NO LECTURE ON 7TH NOV, will cover the theme other time

8) Contemporary issues II - Island disputes

9) Contemporary issues III - rise of China

10) Contemporary issues IV - American pivot to Asia under Trump

11) Contemporary issues V - non-traditional issues (environment, health etc.)

12) Student presentations

13) Final game lecture

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