Course: Formation of International Systems 1

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Course title Formation of International Systems 1
Course code KAP/FMS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Baštář Leichtová Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Piknerová Linda, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Theoretical approaches to the formation of international system 2. Linear international systems 3. Multidimensional international systems 4. Formation of modern international system - rise of modern state 5. Structural transformation of international system in the 19th and 20th century 6. Transition from modern to postmodern system 7. Transformation of the role of the state in postmodern international system 8. Globalization as a phenomenon of postmodern international system 9. Regional and functional subsystems of 20th and 21st century 10. Greatpower politics, hegemons, balance of power and international cooperation as possible types of international system 11. Transnational relations and their impact on state policies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 45 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to describe basic types of the international system and will be able to identify its essential characteristics. Students will understand the fundamental logic of the formation of international system (from an un-system phase to a postmodern system) and will be able to see in within the context of wider societal, political, technological and other changes that had major impact on the development amd transformation of the characteristics of the international system. Students will be able to analyze particular phases (types) of international system through appropriate variables and to identify and compare major characteristics and to define major system changes that led to the transformation of international system.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Buzan, Barry; Little, Richard. International systems in world history : remaking the study of international relations. 1st pub. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-19-878065-6.
  • Drška, Václav; Skřivan, Aleš; Stellner, František. Kapitoly z dějin evropské politiky do roku 1648. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1995. ISBN 80-85241-87-0.
  • Hlavačka, Milan; Pečenka, Marek. Trojspolek : německá, rakousko-uherská a italská zahraniční politika před první světovou válkou. Praha : Libri, 1999. ISBN 80-85983-86-9.
  • JOLL, J. Europe since 1870,. Harmondsworth, 1978.
  • Kennedy, Paul. Vzestup a pád velmocí : Ekonomické změny a vojenské konflikty v letech 1500-2000. Praha : Lidové noviny, 1996. ISBN 80-7106-173-5.
  • Kissinger, Henry. Umění diplomacie. Od Richelieua k pádu Berlínské zdi. 1. vyd. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-85190-51-6.
  • Krejčí, Oskar. Mezinárodní politika. 1.vyd. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1997. ISBN 80-7187-034-X.
  • MEARSHEIMER, JOHN J. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.. Norton: NY,, 2001.
  • Nálevka, V. Světová politika ve 20. století. (I.). 1. vyd. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-902261-4-0.
  • Pečenka, Marek; Luňák, Petr. Encyklopedie moderní historie. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1995. ISBN 80-85983-01-X.
  • Skřivan, Aleš; Drška, Václav,; Stellner, František. Kapitoly z dějin mezinárodních vztahů 1648-1914. null. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-57-9.
  • Skřivan, Aleš. Evropská politika 1648-1914. Praha : Aleš Skřivan ml., 1999. ISBN 80-902261-3-2.
  • TAYLOR, A. J. P. The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918,. Oxford, 1954.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Úvod do studia mezinárodních vztahů. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : Aleš Čeněk, 2002. ISBN 80-86473-16-3.


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 International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 1 Summer