MVZ104 Czech Foreign Policy

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Michal Kořan, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vít Dostál, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Dvořáková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jakub Fučík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Urbanovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Veronika Zapletalová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Suchý, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Tue 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Wed 8:00–9:40 U44
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MVZ104/01: Tue 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, M. Jirušek
MVZ104/02: Tue 18:00–19:30 U43, M. Jirušek
MVZ104/03: Tue 18:00–19:30 U43, V. Dostál
MVZ104/04: Tue 18:00–19:30 U33, V. Dostál
MVZ104/05: Tue 18:00–19:30 U33, J. Fučík
MVZ104/06: Wed 8:00–9:40 U42, J. Fučík
MVZ104/07: Wed 8:00–9:40 U42, T. Dvořáková
MVZ104/08: Wed 8:00–9:40 U44, T. Dvořáková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to cover the basic trends of the Czech foreign policy from 1989 till present. The main attention is focused on the position of the Czech Republic as a medium state on the European and World political map. Bilateral relations with the neighboring countries in the context of the Central European region will be analyzed in detail, followed by the bilateral relations between the Czech Republic, the US and the Russian federation as well as the participation of the Czech Republic within the NATO and the European Union. At the end of the course, students should be able to have adequate date basis to study the Czech foreign policy. Students should understand priorities and aspirations of the Czech Republic during certain stages from the establishment of the individual state.
Syllabus
  • I. Introduction. Course and evaluation description.
  • II. The end of the Cold war – The Czechoslovakia defines its position in Europe and in the world.
  • III. The desintegration of the Czechoslovakia and the relations with the Central European neighbours.
  • IV. The Czech-Slovak and the Czech-Polish relations.
  • V. The Czech-German and the Czech-Austrian relations.
  • VI. The Czech Republic and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • VII. The Czech EU membership arrangements.
  • VIII. The Czech EU membership.
  • IX. The Czech-American relations.
  • X. The Czech relations with the Russian federation.
  • XI. The Czech relations with the post-soviet countries.
  • XII. The Czech foreign policy within international organizations.
Literature
  • DANČÁK, Břetislav. Integrační pokusy ve středoevropském prostoru II. (Integration Attempts in Central European Area II.). 1. vyd. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity, 1999. 254 pp. Edice Pracovní studie, sv. č. 6. ISBN 80-210-2036-9. info
  • DANČÁK, Břetislav. Integrační pokusy ve středoevropském prostoru I. (Integration Attempts in Central European Area I.). 1. vyd. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity, 1998. 160 pp. Edice Pracovní studie, sv. č. 1. ISBN 80-210-1816-X. info
  • Zahraniční politika České republiky 1993-2004 : úspěchy, problémy a perspektivy. Edited by Vladimír Handl - Otto Pick. Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2004. 268 s. ISBN 8086506398. info
  • Fiala, P. - Pitrová, M. (Eds.) (2003): Rozšiřování ES/EU, Brno, IIPS.
  • KŘÍŽ, Zdeněk. Adaptace Severoatlantické aliance na nové mezinárodní bezpečnostní prostředí (The NATO's Adaptation on the new Security Environment). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 217 pp. Monografie. ISBN 80-210-4218-4. info
  • Dančák, Břetislav; Hloušek, Vít (2006): The Concept of Leadership in Central Europe: Discussing the Austrian and Polish Cases, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 35 (2), s. 127-139.
  • KOŘAN, Michal. Česká zahraniční politika v roce 2008: Analýza ÚMV (Czech Foreign Policy in 2008: An Analysis of the IIR). Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2009. 395 pp. ISBN 9788086506784. info
  • Česká zahraniční politika v roce 2007 :analýza ÚMV. Edited by Michal Kořan. Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2008. 416 s. ;. ISBN 9788086506678. info
  • HLOUŠEK, Vít and Zdeněk (eds.) SYCHRA. Rakousko v evropské a středoevropské politice (Austria in European and Central European Politics). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2004. 125 pp. Studie, svazek č. 32. ISBN 80-210-3589-7. info
  • HAVEL, Václav. NATO, Europe, and the security of democracy : Václav Havel selected speeches, articles, and interviews, 1990-2002. Edited by Luboš Dobrovský, Translated by Alexandra Brabcová - Grace Výborná. 1st ed. Pardubice: Theo Publishing, 2002. 123 s. ISBN 8023895397. info
  • ASMUS, Ronald D. Opening NATO's door : how the alliance remade itself for a new era. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. xxxii, 372. ISBN 0231127774. info
  • BALDWIN, Richard E. Towards an integrated Europe. London: CEPR, 1994. xxvi, 234. ISBN 1898128138. info
Teaching methods
The teaching is based on lectures and seminars. Students should take active part in debates in seminars and classes, students prepare position papers on each seminar.
Assessment methods
Gradeing is based upon the continuous point evaluation throughout the course, thus it is vital the actively participate on the seminars and pass the mid-semester and the final writing test; The course grade consists of the following parts: active participations on seminars, position papers, written mid-semester test and final written exam test.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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