Course: Formation of International Systems 2

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Course title Formation of International Systems 2
Course code KAP/FMS2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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. Short 20th century (1914-1990), period of ideologies and confrontations (problems of interpretation) 2. Treaty of Versailles and the outcome of WW I 3. Great powers and League of Nations between the wars. Limits of collective security 4. American isolationism, wordl economic crisis, consequences for international system 5. Appeasement and causes of WW II 6. WW II and the Axis powers 7. Anti-Hitler coalition 8. Postwar arrangement, begginings of the Cold War and bipolar system 9. Europe and the USA during the Cold War 10. Hot crises of the Cold Was and the impact on the relationship between USSR and USA 11. Decolonization and problems of the Third World 12. Road to the Helsinki Final Act, human-rights dimension of international system 13. Break-up of the biolar world (Westphalian of post-Westphalian system?)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 45 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will be able to describe and analyse the evolution of international system in the 20th century. They will be able to identify the crucial events shaping the character and structure of the international system in the 20th century, to delimit its main stages and compare them. Students will be able to identify the main actors in particular development stages, to define the main social, political, cultural, technological and other changes that may be considered as having influence upon the development of the system. Students will be able to use illustrative practical examples to explain the nature and impact of the changes.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
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, J. 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, A. Císařská politika. Rakousko-Uhersko a Německo v evropské politice 1906-1914,. Karolinum, Praha, 1996.
  • 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 2 Winter