Course unit title International Security
Name and e-mail of the lecturer

Prof. Vihren Bouzov, DSc
v.bouzov@gmail.com

Course code 20091979
Learning activities and teaching methods Lectures, discussions, individual and group assignments
ECTS 4
Contact hours 15
Course content ( maximum 700 characters) This course of training is designed for students in political sciences, security studies, sociology, philosophy, history or other social sciences with a keen interest in the present-day international relations and conflicts. Security can be defined as a process of support of a satisfactory control by ‘the subject’ over harmful effects of ‘the environment’. Such control can guarantee the existence-per norm-of a given social subject or a social system. Worldwide security is the highest level in the study of these problems. In the world today, on the basis of the internationalization of economic relations, advance in information and communicative technologies and intensification of political cooperation and cross border ecological risks, worldwide security is of global importance. The problem of regulation of international relations worldwide as regards guaranteeing security of all participants in them is one of primary importance. The four main approaches to international security are presented: neorealism, globalism, geopolitics and regionalism. An accent has been put on the activities of the international organizations of security – the EU and NATO.
  1. BOUZOV,V. (2012), Global Injustice as a Threat to World Security – In: Public Reason, An International Journal, Bucharest v.4, N1-2, pp.226-232 (http://publicreason.ro/cuprins/8)
  2. BOUZOV, V. (2010), On the Conception of Security (A Philosophical Approach) – in: Analele Universitatii din Oradea, Fascicula Sociologie-Asistenta Sociala-Filozofie [Annals of the University of Oradea, Installment Sociology-Social Work-Philosophy] N IX, pp.9-17 (http://socioumane.ro/blog/analesocioumane/files/2011/04/Bouzov.pdf);
Assessment method Individual assignment