1. Basic Security Strategies:
- collective defence
- collective security
- cooperative security
2. European Security after the Cold War, “9/11” and the Global Economic Crisis:
The new structure of the international system: between unipolarity and non-polarity.
the peaceful end of the Cold War
the new pan-European value platform and the theory of democratic peace
progress in the areas of European integration and security cooperation
arms control and steps towards disarmament
the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
new dimensions of terrorism and organized crime
ecological security: climate change as a security problem
migration and refugee movements
health as a security problem
3. Global, Transatlantic and European Security Institutions:
- the UN: its mixed record after the Cold War
- NATO: the “new NATO” – litmus test in Afghanistan?
- the EU: economic giant – political and military dwarf?
- the OSCE: the possibilities and limitations of pan-European cooperative security
Requirements: Students will have a choice between a final oral or written exam on which the final grade will be mainly based; participation in class during the course will also be taken into account.