Olivia Schneider: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

NameMs Olivia Schneider
Address
Militärakademie MILAK
Kaserne
8903 Birmensdorf ZH
SWITZERLAND
Telephone0584848268
E-mailolivia.schneider@gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
853-0051-00LMilitary Sociology II (with Exercises) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA
4 credits2V + 1UA. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider
AbstractOverview of current trends regadring the changes in the European security and military structures. Special attention is paid to the professionalisation of the armed forces and missions abroad. Furthermore, the Swiss milita-type army is analysed, the societal conditions for militia capability and its limits for the Swiss armed forces are discussed.
ObjectiveDescribe the change in function of the military and analyse changes concerning the European armed forces; explain European tendencies regarding the recruitment of personnel and indicate the decreasing importance of conscription; explain the specific aspects of the Swiss militia system in the military world; recognize the limits of the Swiss militia capability in the modern society and discuss consequences for the Swiss militia system.
ContentProblems of civil-military relations and democratic control of armed forces; "old" and "new" wars and the privatisation of security; the end of the mass armies in Europe - trends, causes, perspectives, militia capability of the society and military in Switzerland.

This course will be completed by a compulsary one week course between terms.
LiteratureA reader with a set of texts will be handed out.
853-0051-01LMilitary Sociology II (without Exercises)3 credits2VA. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider
AbstractOverview of classic theories of civil-military relations. Trends in current changes in European military structures (the end of conscription and of the mass army).
ObjectiveExplain European tendencies regarding recruitment of personnel and indicate the decreasing importance of conscription
Give an overview of the reforms and reorganisations of European armed forces
Explain the specific aspects of the Swiss militia system in the military as well as in the civilian world
Recognize the limits of the Swiss militia capability in the modern society and discuss consequences for the Swiss militia system