Course: Integration Processes

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Course title Integration Processes
Course code KAP/IP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Piknerová Linda, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. definitions of integration, integration and regionalization, degrees of regioness and integration, forms of integration (political and economic integration), integration and cooperation, causes of integration processes 2. theories of integration: realists, liberals, social sonstructivists 3. international system and global governance 4. disintegration of colonial empires and rise of states 5. unitary state, federal state and federation - Italy, Germany and USA 6. decentralization of nastional states in Western Europe 7. USSR and failed integration processes (dualist federations) 8. EU - political and economic integration, rise of community, French-German relations as specific aspects of European integration

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - differentiate among various definitions of integration - describe types and degrees of regional integration processes - define concepts related to integration such as regionalization, degrees of region formation and integration, forms of integration (political and economic integration), integration and cooperation - identify theories of integration: realists, liberals (functionalism, neofuctionalism, multi-level governance, international regimes and international organizations), social sonstructivists (communication theory, security community) - apply relevant theories to practice
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • NATO handbook. Brussels : NATO Office of Information and Press, 2001. ISBN 92-845-0146-6.
  • Archer, Clive. International organizations. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 1992. ISBN 0-415-07837-7.
  • Baňouch, Hynek; Fedorko, Martin. Mezinárodní organizace. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-210-2474-7.
  • Fiala, Petr; Pitrová, Markéta. Evropská unie. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. ISBN 80-7325-015-2.
  • Romancov, Michael; Romancovová, Eva. Evropské politické a ekonomické instituce. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2002. ISBN 80-86432-27-0.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy ve středovýchodní Evropě. 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-46-7.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Teorie mezinárodních režimů. 2002.
  • 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 European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 1 Winter