Course: African Regionalism

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Course title African Regionalism
Course code KAP/AREG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Piknerová Linda, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Introduction to regionalism 2) Theories of regionalism I 3) Theories of regionalis II 4) Ideological roots of african regionalism - colonialism and decolonization heritage 5) Particular problems of african regionalism - spaghetti bowl effect 6) Panregional integration - OAU, AU, NEPAD, AEC 7) Regional integration in southern Africa 8) Regional integration in western Africa 9) Regional integration in central and eastern Africa 10) Regional integration in northern Africa 11) Microregionalism I - basic facts 12) Microregionalism II - case studies 13) Emerging challenges of african regionalism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 42 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - differentiate among various definitions of regionalism - describe types and degrees of regional integration processes - define concepts related to regionalism such as regionalization, degrees of regionness and integration, forms of integration (political and economic integration), integration and cooperation - identify particular examples of african regional organization and case studies
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Buthelezi, Sipho. Regional integration in Africa : prospects and challenges for the 21st century. East London : Ikhwezi Afrika, 2006. ISBN 0-9585024-1-2.
  • Joram, Mukama Biswaro. Perspectives on Africa's integration and cooperation from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to the African Union (AU) : old wine in a new bottle?. Dar es Salaam : Tanzania Publishing House, 2005. ISBN 9976-1-02070.
  • ROBSON, Peter. Economic integration in Africa. Volume 54. London, 2011.
  • Shaw, Timothy M. New regionalisms in Africa in the new millennium: comparative perspectives on renaissance, realisms and/or regressions.. In: New Political Economy 2000, Vol. 5, No. 3, s. 399 - 414, 2000.

Study plans that include the course
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