IREn5502 Theory of International Relations and European Integration.

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2021
2/0/0. 3 kr. Ukončení: zk.
doc. Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Vladan Hodulák, Ph.D. (přednášející)
prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Kříž, 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 16:00–17:40 U35
! IRE110 Theory of IR+EU integration && ! NOW ( IRE110 Theory of IR+EU integration )
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Cíle předmětu
The module is conceived to give the students a basic insight into the main theories that emerged during the development of the discipline of International Relations. After the basic introduction to the main concepts in theories of international relations the attention is drawn to those that are embraced as the most important within the discipline of International Relations. Within the lectures, the students are given examples that demonstrate the applicability of the discussed theories to the recent events. The module also presents an overview of both traditional and critical theories and approaches to European integration and their intellectual history. In order to demonstrate today’s relevance of European integration theories, it applies these theories and approaches to current developments, challenges and crises of the European Union. At the same time, the module points out to how these theories and approaches are interrelated with general IR theories.
Výstupy z učení
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and be able to explain the theoretical background of the International Relations discipline and EU studies and to use acquired knowledge for further analysis of any problem that could be encountered within the discipline.
  • 1) Introduction (Vladan Hodulák)
  • 2) Realism (Vladan Hodulák)
  • 3) Liberalism (Vladan Hodulák)
  • 4) Federalism, Functionalism and Neofunctionalism (Monika Brusenbauch Meislová)
  • 5) Liberal Intergovernmentalism (Monika Brusenbauch Meislová)
  • 6) Neorealism and neoliberalism (Vladan Hodulák) + Test1
  • 7) Institutionalist Approaches (Monika Brusenbauch Meislová)
  • 8) Governance Approaches (Monika Brusenbauch Meislová)
  • 9) Social constructivism (Vladan Hodulák)
  • 10) Social Constructivism and Discursive Approaches (Monika Brusenbauch Meislová)
  • 11) Marxism and its derivatives (Vladan Hodulák)
  • 12) Introduction to post-positivist theories (Vladan Hodulák) + Test2
  • 13) Conclusion: Contemporary Universe of Theories of IR and European Integration
  • SAURUGGER, Sabine. Theoretical approaches to European integration. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, x, 294. ISBN 9780230251434. info
  • International relations theories : discipline and diversity. Edited by Steve Smith - Timothy Dunne - Milja Kurki. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xxiii, 368. ISBN 9780199696017. info
  • JACKSON, Robert a Georg SØRENSEN. Introduction to international relations : theories and approaches. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xxiii, 348. ISBN 9780199694747. info
  • JØRGENSEN, Knud Erik. International relations theory : a new introduction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, xv, 272. ISBN 9781403946997. info
  • WIENER, Antje a Thomas DIEZ. European integration theory. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, xvi, 295. ISBN 9780199226092. info
  • Theories of european integration. Edited by Ben Rosamond. 1st pub. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000, xiii, 232. ISBN 0333647173. info
Výukové metody
Due to the character of the module’s content, the class takes place mainly in the form of lectures. Readings serve to broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge students acquire during lectures.
Metody hodnocení
1. To qualify for the final written examination, students have to acquire a minimum of 18 points out of two tests (which are 15 points each) during the semester.
2. The final written examination. To successfully pass the course, students have to acquire at least 24 points out of 40.
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Informace učitele
The detailed syllabus will be available in the course-related instructions in the IS of the university.
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