Course: International System and Bipolar Conflict

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Course title International System and Bipolar Conflict
Course code KAP/MSBK
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 unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lupták Ľubomír, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction; interpretations of the Cold War; roots of the conflict 2. Anti-Hitler coalition. USSR and USA. Yalta and Potsdam 1945 3. Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan 4. USSR and the formation of Eastern Bloc 5. German question in divided Europe. Berlin Crisis 6. Korean War 7. Europe, USA and NATO 8. International crisis of the 1950s. Poland and Hungary 9. From Berlin Wall to Caribbean Crisis 10. Vietnam and the policy of Johnson 1963-68 11. Détente and road to Helsinki Final Act 12. Cold War and the Third World. "Star Wars" and 1980s 13. Perestroika, the "miraculous" 1989 and the end of Cold War

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - present main theoretical explanations of the origin of the bipolar conflict - define main causes of the bipolar conflict - define major phases of the conflict - analyze the phases nad define the degree of conflictness - analyze the bipolar conflict within wider political, economic, security and technological contexts - analyze the end of the conflict and define its main causes
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Berghe, Yvan van den. Velké nedorozumění? : dějiny studené války (1917-1990). Vyd. 1. [Praha] : Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 1996. ISBN 80-85864-24-X.
  • Hobsbawm, Eric. Věk extrémů : krátké 20. století 1914 - 1991. 1. vyd. Praha : Argo, 1998. ISBN 80-7203-185-6.
  • Kissinger, Henry. Umění diplomacie. Od Richelieua k pádu Berlínské zdi. 1. vyd. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-85190-51-6.
  • Luňák, Petr. Západ : Spojené státy a Západní Evropa ve studené válce. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1997. ISBN 80-85983-29-X.
  • NÁLEVKA, V. Kapitoly z dějin studené války, díl II.. Praha, 1997.
  • Nálevka, V. Kapitoly z dějin studené války. (II.). Praha , 1997. ISBN 80-86130-00-2.
  • Nálevka, V. Světová politika ve 20. století. (II.). 1. vyd. Praha : Aleš Skřivan ml., 2000. ISBN 80-902261-6-7.
  • Nálevka, V. Světová politika ve 20. století. (I.). 1. vyd. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-902261-4-0.
  • Ort, A. Evropa od rozdělení k jednotě. VŠE, Praha, 1996.
  • Ort, Alexandr. Dějiny světové politiky II. Vyd. 1. Praha : VŠE, 1993. ISBN 80-7079-207-8.
  • Plechanovová, Běla; Fidler, Jiří. Kapitoly z dějin mezinárodních vztahů 1941-1995. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1997. ISBN 80-85241-79-X.

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