Course: Euroatlantism

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Course title Euroatlantism
Course code KAP/ATL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Hlaváček Pavel, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Rise of the USA, relations between the USA and Europe during the first decades 2. Road to the Monroe Doctrine 3. From the Monroe Doctrine to WW I 4. WW I as a turning point in Euro-Atlantic relations 5. Road to WW II and the role of the USA in WW II 6. Foundation of the UN, role of Europe and the USA, Europe-UN and US-UN relationship 7. Euro-Atlantic area in the cold war period 8. Euro-Atlantic area after the cold war 9. Sources of US contemporary foreign policy (unilateralism vs. multilateralism) 10. Sources of European, EU and US foreign policy 11. Security in Euro-Atlantic area, USA, EU and international security 12. Economic relations in Euro-Atlantic area, USA and Europe in world economy 13. USA and Europe as global actors

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature, Textual studies
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • E-learning (given by an e-learning course) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to identify terminology relating to euroatlantism that is, the notions of the Cold War, bipolar conflict or US war against terrorism. Students will be able to identify important aspects of Euro-Atlantic relations and to name important structures and organizations that emerged from these relations. Students will be able to analyze key actors or institutional structures in the Euro-Atlantic area.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Barša, Pavel. Hodina imperia, Zdroje současné zahraniční politiky USA,. MU v Brně, Mezinárodní politologický ústav.
  • Ikenberry, G. John. America´s Imperial Ambition, Foreign Affairs,. 2002.
  • Kagan, Robert. Power and Weakness,. Policy Rewiev.
  • Kissinger, H. Potřebuje Amerika zahraniční politiku? Cesta k diplomacii pro 21. století. Praha, 2002.
  • Kupchan, Charles A. Life after Pax Americana. In: World Policy Journal.
  • Kupchan, Charles. The End of the American Era, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitice of the Twenty-First Century,. Alfred A. Knops, NY.
  • Lippmann, Walter. Zahraniční politika a válečné cíle Spojených států. Družstevní práce: Praha, 1946.
  • Luňák, Petr. Západ : Spojené státy a Západní Evropa ve studené válce. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1997. ISBN 80-85983-29-X.
  • Nye, Joseph S. The Paradox of American Power, Why the World´s Only Superpower Can´t Go it Alone. Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Central Europe - a part of transatlantic security community?. Contemporary Questions of Central Europeans Politi. 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 1 Winter