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Fragile and Failed States Impact in a Globalized World

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Kod przedmiotu: WSM.INP-ISDDU-18 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Fragile and Failed States Impact in a Globalized World
Jednostka: Centrum Studiów Międzynarodowych i Rozwoju
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/2021" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-28
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Typ zajęć: Wykład z elementami konwersatorium, 20 godzin, 20 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Wojciech Michnik
Prowadzący grup: Wojciech Michnik
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin lub zaliczenie na ocenę
Cele kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) The course aims at introducing students with the phenomenon of state failure, fragility, weakness and dysfunctionality by discussing its theoretical aspects and practical consequences for local, regional and international security. The case studies method will be applied to analyse states considered as failed/fragile (with special focus on MENA region).

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) LO1: Student understands the concept of state dysfunctionality, failure and fragility.

LO2: Student knows and understands political, social and economic determinants of state dysfunctionality/fragility in general and in MENA region in particular.

LO3: Student knows and understands existing typologies of dysfunctional/fragile states and can differentiate between different types of them

LO4: Student understands key regional and global consequences of state dysfunctionality/state fragility phenomenon and their impact on the International Security.

LO5: Student can analyze the role played by the dysfunctional/fragile states in international security system.

LO6: Student can apply the knowledge gained during the course to prepare a simple model of research design/or case study related to dysfunctional/fragile states.

LO7: Student is ready for critical understanding of media information about dysfunctional states, as well as for using knowledge gained during the course in the decision-making process.


Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) Active participation (10%)

Policy paper on selected topic of state fragility and its impact on international security (50%). Due on Friday, 8 December, 2020 (maximum 6 pages, double spaced)

Oral presentation – each student is required to give one short presentation on a selected case study on fragile, weak or dysfunctional state. Countries selected should be different from ones covered in classes. (50%). Presentations to be delivered during the last two classes.


Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. The concept of the state in International Relations – introduction;

2. The origins and definitions of dysfunctional/fragile states – theory and history;

3. Measuring state weakness/dysfunctionality/fragility - a review of methodology and existing rankings of dysfunctional/fragile states;

4. Different contexts of state dysfunctionality/fragility;

5. Dysfunctional/Fragile states in international security discourse;

6. State dysfunctionality/fragility in MENA region (case studies): Libya, Yemen,. Syria, Iraq;

7. State dysfunctionality/fragility in other world regions: Afghanistan; Somalia, Venezuela; Kosovo.

8. International efforts to deal with dysfunctional/fragile states

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Obligatory literature:

1. Call Charles T., The Fallacy of the ‘Failed State’, „Third World Quarterly”, 2008, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1491-1507.

2. Ellis Stephen, How to Rebuild Africa, „Foreign Affairs”, 2005, vol. 84, no. 5 (September – October), pp. 135-148.

3. Helman Gerald B., Ratner Steven R., Saving Failed States, “Foreign Policy”, June 15, 2010, (Originally published in the

Winter 1992-1993 issue of Foreign Policy), http://foreignpolicy.com/2010/06/15/saving-failed-states/

4.Michael O'Hanlon, Obama's Weak and Failing. States Agenda, “The Washington Quarterly” ,Volume 35, 2012 - Issue 4.

5. Kłosowicz Robert, The problem of dysfunctional states in the debate about NATO strategy regarding new challenges, in: M. Matyasik (ed.), 15 years of Polish membership in NATO. Experiences & future challenges, Kraków 2015, pp. 77-87.

6. Current and past reports published by international organizations, think tanks and academic units (e.g. The Fund for

Peace, Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, Chantham House, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank etc., CSIS)

Supplementary literature:

1. Collier Paul, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2008.

2. Newman Edward, Failed States and International Order: Constructing a Post-Westphalian World, „Contemporary Security Policy”, December 2009, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 421-443.

3. Rotberg Robert I. (ed.), State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C. 2003.

4. Rotberg Robert I. (ed.), When States Fail: Causes and Consequences, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ 2004.

5. Zartman I. William (ed.), Collapsed States: The Disintegration and Restoration of Legitimate Authority, Lynne Rienner

Publishers, Boulder / London 1995.

6. Brown Graham K., Langer Arnim (ed.), Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States, Edward Elgar Publishing,

Cheltenham 2012.

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