Course: Emerging powers in international politics

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Course title Emerging powers in international politics
Course code KAP/NMMD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Baštář Leichtová Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course introduces theoretical concepts of power, power politics and polarity of the system. Also case studies on so called emerging powers are part of lectures. Content of lectures is suited to students´ dissertation needs and scientific interests.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 4 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisities specified.
learning outcomes
Students analyze development within so called emerging powers and their role in international politics. Students produce advanced materials and present them in oral as well as written form.
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Flemes, Daniel. Regional leadership in the global system : ideas, interests and strategies of regional powers. Farnham : Ashgate, 2010. ISBN 978-0-7546-7912-7.
  • Godehardt, Nadine; Nabers, Dirk. Regional powers and regional orders. Abingdon : Routledge, 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-60383-6.
  • Held, David. Democracy and the global order : from the modern state to cosmopolitan governance. Cambridge : Polity Press, 1995. ISBN 0-7456-0056-5.
  • Mawdsley, Emma. From recipients to donors : emerging powers and the changing develoment landscape. London : Zed Books, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84813-946-6.
  • Nadkarni, Vidya; Noonan, Norma C. Emerging powers in a comparative perspective : the political and economic rise of the BRIC countries. 1st pub. New York : Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4411-1986-5.
  • Prys, Miriam. Redefining regional power in international relations : Indian and South African perspectives. London : Routledge, 2012. ISBN 978-0-415-61610-2.

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 Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -