IREb2016 Statehood, Identity and Foreign Policy in Western Balkan countries

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2023
1/1/0. 5 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Vladimir Vučković, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Martin Chovančík, Ph.D.
Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Út 18:00–19:40 U33
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The course intends to examine developments of contemporary politics in the Western Balkans, respectively in former Yugoslav states (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia). These countries have undergone deep and profound social, economic and political changes after the dissolution of former Yugoslavia followed by an armed conflict that hit the region in the 1990s. In order to understand region’s internal political processes and external foreign policy challenges, this course is intended to provide students comprehensive insights over main problems and obstacles within the Western Balkan countries that undermines smooth development of their social, economic and political systems.
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Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 35 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 23/35, pouze zareg.: 0/35
Mateřské obory/plány
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Cíle předmětu
The course aims to increase students’ insights with the introduction of main historical, cultural, social and political aspects of creation and development of the Western Balkan countries and it's main both internal and external obstacles which mitigate peace and stability in the region.
Výstupy z učení
After passing the exam students will be able:
• to explain the establishment of internal and external policy of Socialistic Yugoslavia based on the concept of “brotherhood and unity” and “Non-Aligned Movement”;
• to critically assess reasons for the dissolution of Former Yugoslavia during the 1990s;
• master their skills in sharing an opinion(s) of current political complexity of the Western Balkan region, especially in the context of existence of internal political obstacles caused by the armed conflicts;
• rationally understand and explain the geopolitical significance of the Western Balkans for EU, Russia, China, Turkey and their intentions to increase their influence in the region as well as obtaining more insights in regards to current different foreign policy perspectives of the former Yugoslav states;
  • Class Schedule:
  • 1. Introduction (general introduction of course)
  • 2. Definition and characteristics of Western Balkans
  • 3. Creation of Socialistic Yugoslavia, the establishment of the socio-political concept of “brotherhood and unity” and Yugoslavia’s Foreign Policy during Tito – “Non-Aligned Movement”
  • 4. Relations between the European Community and Yugoslavia during socialism
  • 5. The collapse of Yugoslavia I – influence of internal and external factors
  • 6. Reading Week/ Consultations
  • 7. The collapse of Yugoslavia II – Emergence of new states in the post-Yugoslav space – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia
  • 8. National identity matters: When the EU conditional policy hits statehood in the Western Balkans
  • 9. Europe and the (post-) Yugoslav Space: The Politics of Intervention and Integration
  • 10. Foreign Policy of post-Yugoslav states – from Non-Aligned Yugoslavia to EU and NATO
  • 11. Geopolitical significance of Balkans and influence of EU, Russia, China and Turkey in region
  • 12. Final exam I
  • 13. Final exam II
Výukové metody
1) Majority of the sessions are composed of lectures. Please note that active participation is welcomed but it is not obligatory. For those actively participating in discussions, raising questions and critically commenting issues will increase the possibility of getting better grades by getting extra points as a reward. Points for activity during lectures are awarded only to active students and they will be given at end of course. Students active on more than 70% of the lessons – 10 points, those active on more than 50% – 5 points, those active between 20 – 40% – 3 points, and those active less than 10% - 1 point.
2) Students are expected to read all assigned readings and be prepared for lectures.
3) Students are expected to write one policy paper during the period of course. The length of the policy paper should not exceed a number between 1.500 - 2.000 words including references. Students are free to choose the topic of policy paper based on the subject of the course. All final policy papers should be uploaded into a proper Folder in “Policy Papers” following the session deadlines in Informational System (IS).
4) During the period of course, students are expected to take one written test – final exam. Last exam will have six questions deeply related to issues being introduced in required readings or in discussions provided during semester lectures. The final exam is about to be taken only by those students who deliver and upload policy paper into IS before exam takes place (based on each session being provided accordingly). Final exam needs to be taken by all students during the last session, and if one chooses not to take the exam, he/she will fail the course regardless of the number of credits earned from position papers or active participation within lectures.
Metody hodnocení
The final grade will be calculated as a result of compulsory assessment of three parts:
1) Class participation>> total 10 points (10% active participation)
2) One policy paper>> total 40 points (40% policy paper)
3) Final exam>>total 50 points (50% final exam)
Student has to reach at least 61% of the highest defined evaluation is he/she wants to complete the course successfully. Maximum: 100 points. Pass: 61 points (61%) *Grades: A> 94 – 100 points B> 88 – 93 points C> 79 – 87 points D> 70 – 78 points E> 61 – 69 points F> 60 points and less
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