853-0051-00L  Military Sociology II (with Exercises)

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersA. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Public Policy BA


853-0051-00 VMilitärsoziologie II
Diese Veranstaltung wird mit einer obligatorischen Übungswoche ergänzt.
2 hrs
Mon13:15-15:00RZ F 21 »
A. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider
853-0051-00 UMilitärsoziologie II (Übungswoche) Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Obligatorische Übungswoche gemäss separatem Programm im Zwischensemester.
1 hrsA. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersA. Rinaldo, T. Ferst, O. Schneider
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationDatum wird noch bekannt gegeben: 90 Min schrifliche Prüfung; keine Hilfsmittel

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupPublic Policy BA (853100)

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