060-0024/01 – State security threats and international relations (BHSMV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
OSA009 Ing. Vladimíra Osadská, Ph.D.
SCU66 doc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the issues and development trends of current security threats resulting from illegal actions of persons. The course deals with the issue of asymmetric threats, respectively terrorism, irredentism, but also extremism and organized crime, including possible scenarios for their solution in the Czech Republic and abroad, especially in EU and NATO countries, but also in other regions based on existing and historical international positions and relations, including the effects of the ongoing hybrid war. In the next part of the course, students will be acquainted with current types of addictions and the social pathological scene in connection with finding means to minimize the effects and consequences of these phenomena.

Teaching methods

Other activities


During the study, the student will gain theoretical knowledge that allows him to analyze and synthesize current security threats in the Czech Republic in relation to international political relations and their assessment and application to specific entities in practice.

Compulsory literature:

SAYLE Timothy Andrews Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order, Cornell University Press, 2019, ISBN 1501735519, 9781501735516, 360 s ŘEHKA, K.: Informační válka, Academia Praha, 978-80-200-2770-2, brožovaná, 224 stran, česky, 2017. KOŘÁN, M., NEČAS, P., Österreicher, J., Pernica, B. Šedivý, J. Štal, P, Vondra, A.: Česká republika ve společné bezpečnostní a obranné politice EU: audit a perspektivy, Centrum transatlantických vztahu, CERVO Praha, 2015. Hybridní válka jako nový fenomén v bezpečnostním prostředí Evropy. 1. vydání. Praha, Ostrava: Pro Informační centrum o NATO, Jagello 2000, 2015 SMETANA, M., ŠČUREK R.: Základy boje proti terorismu. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7368-823-3.

Recommended literature:

CHMELÍK, J.,: Extremismus a jeho právní a sociologické aspekty, Praha: Linde, 2001 - 172 s. ISBN 80-7201-265-7 ŠČUREK, R.: Sociální patologie II. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita Ostrava, Lékařská fakulta, 2011. 141 s., ISBN: 978-80-7368-825-7 Ústavní zákon č. 1/1993 Sb., Ústava České republiky. Ústavní zákon č. 110/1998 Sb., o bezpečnosti České republiky.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

participation in seminars 80%, semester project, final test, combined exam.


Other requirements

Presentation and seminar work in the form of an essay on a background


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Repertory of current security threats, categorization, legal opinions, the position of the Czech Republic in the international structure and security strategy. 2. State security policy and international political relations of the Czech Republic. Categorization of international political relations. International political integration and attitudes of the Czech Republic to global and regional threats and conflicts, organized crime and migration. 3. Typology of security threats, asymmetric threats and hybrid (information) wars and the impact on the resilience of the Czech Republic; foreign power, propaganda and disinformation. 4. Socially dangerous phenomena, current social aberrations and deviations, normality, morality, delinquency, deprivants, hostility, aggression, crime, bullying, homelessness, vandalism, ageism, prostitution, the spread of pornography and domestic violence. 5. Methods, division, definition, development and typology of terrorism, its strategy and strategy of EU states. 6. The threat of contemporary religious fundamentalist terrorism, the foundations and goals of ideologies. 7. The threat of ethnically national terrorism, irredentism; stratification, methods, history, latent and current problems. 8. Threats of other terrorist and radical ideologies in a globalized world, groups and their goals (single-issue terrorism, Single-issue) 9. Comparison of significers of terrorism, extremism, crime and organized crime. Vigilantism in security, its pros and cons in the conditions of the Czech Republic. 10. Extremism as a threat to the stability of the EU and the Czech Republic, stratification, the influence of political radicalism on society, environmental and sports radicalism. 11. Threats arising from the activities of religious sects and radical religious societies in the Czech Republic, legal anchoring, state supervision, competence, ideology, recruitment, 12. Social threat of behavioral habits and addictions, division and treatment, 13. Social threat of substance (drug) addictions, typology and their minimization,

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  10
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80%

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2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering BPH P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering BPH K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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