Course: Geography of Emerging Markets

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Course title Geography of Emerging Markets
Course code KGE/GRE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
I. Defining "emerging markets": - specific features of the countries; - their role in the global world; II. Geography of BRICS - Brazil - Russia - India - China - South Africa III. Geography of other particular "emerging markets"

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Individual study, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 45 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Able to orient in world geographical databases
professional skills
to work with geographical databases
able to to read and analyze English scholarly text
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to know difference between developed countries and emerging markets
to know historical consequences and perspectives of development in case countries
to be able to discuss about role of these countries in the globalized world
professional skills
be able to analyze dynamic development of countries out of Europe
to be able to explain consequences in key merging market countries outside of Europe
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Textual studies
Individual study
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Emerging economies the geopolitics of the BRICS nations. Austin : . Stratfor, 2012. ISBN 1475220693.
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A. Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. 1st ed. London : Profile Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84668-430-2.
  • Acharya, Amitav. The making of Southeast Asia : international relations of a region. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8104-7736-2.
  • Blouet, Brian W.; Blouet, Olwyn M. Latin America and the Caribbean : a systematic and regional survey. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2006. ISBN 0-471-63095-0.
  • Čechurová, Monika; Preis, Jiří. Rozvojový potenciál států BRICS v 21. století. 2014. ISBN 978-80-261-0460-5.
  • Dayley, Robert; Neher, Clark. Southeast Asia in the new international era. 6th ed. Boulder : Westview Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8133-4754-7.
  • Hulec, Otakar. Dějiny Jižní Afriky. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1997. ISBN 80-7106-247-2.
  • Kreiser, Klaus; Neumann, Christoph K.,; Kučera, Petr. Dějiny Turecka. Vyd. 1. Praha : NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7422-012-8.
  • Lockard, Craig. Southeast Asia in World History. Oxford, 2009.
  • O?Neill, Jim. The growth map : economic opportunity in the BRICs and beyond. 3rd ed. London : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013. ISBN 978-0-241-95807-0.
  • Veeck, Gregory. China's geography : globalization and the dynamics of political, economic, and social change. 2nd ed. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7425-6782-5.
  • Weightman, Barbara A. Dragons and tigers : a geography of South, East and Southeast Asia. 3rd ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-87628-2.

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