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War and Conflict

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Kod przedmiotu: WSM-BA-IRAS-37 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: War and Conflict
Jednostka: Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych
Punkty ECTS i inne: 0 LUB 5.00 LUB 4.00 (w zależności od programu)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2020/2021" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-02-25 - 2021-06-15
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Artur Gruszczak
Prowadzący grup: Artur Gruszczak
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) LO1: Has general knowledge on theoretical aspects of strategic analysis encompassing the phenonmena of war, conflict and international violence. [K_W02+++; K_W03+]

LO2: Has knowledge on actors, institutions, structures and normative systems shaping contemporary international relations in the context of war and conflict [K_W06++; K_W09+++; K_W10++]

LO3: Is able to recognize the substance of basic processes of war and conflict in international relations [K_U03++; K_U05++]

LO4: Has a practical ability to diagnose and prognose events and processes in international relations involving elements of violence, war and conflict [K_U04+++; K_U07++]

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Final assessment results from partial evaluation of the following elements:

- students’ activity: 20 points

- case study: 15 points

- group project: 25 points

- final exam: 40 points

Student is required to exceed the threshold of 55 points (in case of final exam 55 percent of maximum points) to be awarded credits.

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) - Monitoring students’ activity during classes

- Evaluation of quality of projects prepared for the course

- Active involvement in case studying

- Final exam (written, open questions)

Standard grading is applied.

Metody dydaktyczne - słownik:

Metody podające - opowiadanie
Metody podające - prezentacja multimedialna
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - dyskusja dydaktyczna
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - metoda przypadków
Metody problemowe - wykład konwersatoryjny

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Lecture with elements of discussion and exercises:

– Description and information

– PowerPoint presentation (statistical data, pictures & movies)

– Group discussion of specific cases

– Project making and presentation

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) - Course readings – 60 hours

- Project making - 20 hours

- Case study analysis – 20 hours

- Preparation to the exam – 30 hours

Sylabus przedmiotu dla studentów rozpoczynających studia od roku akademickiego 19/20 lub później:

International Relations and Area Studies, rok 2

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. War, conflict, violence – concepts and definitions

2. Causes of war

3. Evolution of warfare – from the 1st to the 6th generation

4. Revolution in Military Affairs – hope and despair

5. Asymmetric conflicts

6. Hybrid and post-asymmetric conflicts- a conceptual analysis

7. Urban and guerrilla movements

8. Failed states as conflict-prone areas

9. Privatization of war

10. Robots for war – the impact of military innovation

11. Cyber warfare and the role of social media

12. The shape of wars to come.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The contemporary faces of war stem from the concept of the revolution in military affairs and its manifold consequences which left a deep

footprint in the strategic thinking and war studies in the 21st century. A wide spectrum of the latest concepts and theories of war and

warfare (long war, hybrid wars, non-linear wars, asymmetric and post-asymmetric conflicts, post-modern warfare) gives the students an indepth

knowledge about varieties and singularities of the contemporary forms of military violence. Apart from the evolutionary description of

the wars and conflicts in the 21st century, sectoral issues are presented in a comprehensive way. They concern such fundamental aspects

as the position of the state as a leading actor in the old and new wars; the role of non- and sub-state actors, particularly in the context of

imbalance of power and resources applied in conflicts; asymmetry and hybridness of today’s rivalry and antagonisms; privatisation of war

and accompanied by commercialisation of security policies. Another set of issues raised in this course address the impact of highlyadvanced

technologies on the ways and means of violence. The expanding cyberspace, robotics, artificial intelligence and unmanned

military vehicles are just a few examples of technology-driven aspects of contemporary war machinery. This also poses some challenging

questions of the future shape and nature of wars and conflicts.

The course, apart from introducing students to various aspects related to the use of force and violence in contemporary international

relations, discusses some important aspects of the security strategy in the modern world through the direct reference to various forms of

military organisation as well as cultural and societal features of conflicts. The interconectedness between crucial elements of national

policies and forms and patterns of international relations is explained in an interdisciplinary approach, referring to certain factors located in

the fields of politics, society, economy, psychology, ecology, and military.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)


Sun Tsu, The Art of War. Completed Texts and Commentaries (transl. by Th. Cleary), Boston and London 2011 [http://suntzusaid.com/]

Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War [http://classics.mit.edu/Thucydides/pelopwar.mb.txt]

C. von Clausewitz, On War, Book I. On the Nature Of War, Chapter I. What Is War? [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1946/1946-h/1946-h.htm#link2HCH0001]

M. Van Creveld, The Transformation of War, New York 1991.

D.D. Avant, The Market for Force: the Consequences of Privatizing Security, Cambridge 2005.

Th. K. Adams, The Army After Next: The First Post-Industrial Army, Westport, CT 2006.

F.G. Hoffman, Conflict in the 21st Century: The Rise of Hybrid Wars, Arlington, VA 2007

D. Kilcullen, The Accidental Guerrilla. Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One, Oxford 2009

P.W. Singer, Wired for War. The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, New York 2009.

Ch. Coker, Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War from Heraclitus to Heisenberg, Oxford 2010.


M. Kaldor, New and Old Wars. Organized Violence in a Global Era, Stanford, CA 2001

B. Berkowitz, The New Face of War. How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century, New York 2003

Th.X. Hammes, The Sling and the Stone. On War in the 21st Century, St Paul, MN 2006

J. Robb, Brave New War. The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization, Hoboken, NJ 2007

Th. Rid, M. Hecker, War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age, Westport, CT 2009

K. Shimko, The Iraq Wars and America’s Military Revolution, Cambridge 2010

B.D. Watts, The Maturing Revolution

in: Military Affairs, Washington, DC 2011

K. MacGregor, M. Williamson, The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050, New York 2006.

W. Murray, P.R. Mansoor (eds), Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Present, Cambridge 2012.

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

A detailed schedule with specific readings will be delivered to the sudents befor the beginning of the classes.

Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.