Statecraft and Grand Strategy - JPM814
Poslední úprava: Dr. Irena Kalhousová (17.04.2023)
Lecture 0 (Intro): February 23, 18:00 CET via Zoom (Zoom link: https://huji.zoom.us/j/3188121519)
Lecture 1: April 25, 15:30-18.20 Room# B329
Lecture 2: April 26, 17:00-18:20 Room# C523
Lecture 3: April 27, 12:30-13:50 Room# C520
Lecture 4: April 28, 14:00-16:50 Room# C523
Lecture 5: May 2, 15:30-19.50 Room# B228
Lecture 6: May 3, 17:00-18:20 Room# C523
B329 22bJPM814p1e Kalhousová Irena, Dr. Přesunuto z JPEK312 do C523
11 26.4.2023 St 17:00 - 18:20 C523 22bJPM814p1 Kalhousová Irena, Dr. Přesunuto z JPEK105 do C523
11 27.4.2023 Čt 12:30 - 13:50 C520 22bJPM814p1b Kalhousová Irena, Dr. Přesunuto z JPEK312 do C520
11 28.4.2023 Pá 14:00 - 16:50 C523 22bJPM814p1d Kalhousová Irena, Dr. Přesunuto z JPEK314 do C523
12 2.5.2023 Út 15:30 - 19:50 B228 22bJPM814p1c Kalhousová Irena, Dr. Přesunuto z JPEK312 do B228
12 3.5.2023 St 17:00 - 18:20 C523
Participation in all classes is mandatory. Online participation is available only under exceptional circumstances (visa issues) and with the lecturer's approval. Should you need to attend one or more classes online, inform your teacher ahead of time.
Reading and Online Assignments in Moodle.
Moodle Link: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4921
Grand strategy is in vogue, in both academic and in policy circles. In the scholarly world, centres for the study of grand strategy are multiplying. Commentators and academics frequently debate how and if states should pursue a ‘grand strategy’, whilst businesses and nations prioritise thinking ‘strategically’. Grand strategy is also seen as linked to a state’s perceptions of how to create security for itself and how to navigate the conflict-prone international system. But what does ‘grand strategy’ actually entail? How is grand strategy helpful? Why is it difficult to implement? Grand strategy is all about how a state defines its goals and how it allocates resources to pursue them. Grand strategy is inherently ‘big picture’ and focuses on the long-term advancement of the national interest, by employing multiple and diverse tools of statecraft to pursue a delineated objective. Thus, this course covers diverse tools and forms of statecraft – spanning warfare, diplomacy and more – and measures their effectiveness. We will examine case studies in the global north and south alike: from the rise of ‘great powers’ such as the US and China to small states, declining powers and non-state actors, in different historical periods. As such, it is a thematic course centred around grand strategy as a concept, rather than one specific case study or country.