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Globalization and International Relations - OPBO4O052A
Title: Globalizace a mezinárodní vztahy
Guaranteed by: Katedra občanské výchovy a filosofie (41-KOVF)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: 85 / 83 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Tomáš Samek, M.A., Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Tomáš Samek, M.A., Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBO4O012A, OPBO4O023A, OPBO4O031A
Annotation -
The course focuses on current social, economic, political and cultural issues of the late 20th and early 21st century in a global and European perspective. It introduces students to the various theories of globalisation as established in the contemporary social sciences and uses concrete examples to show not only the manifestations of globalisation but also the parallel processes of regionalisation of the world economy and social and political relations. All of these processes can be studied both from the broad perspective of the main global actors and the international relations they create, and, at the other end of the scale, from the very specific perspective of the individual, whose life is inscribed in these processes as his or her actual everyday life. A special emphasis is placed on providing students with insight into the inner interconnectedness of these - at first sight often seemingly contradictory, distant, even unrelated - aspects of globalisation, both in the macro perspective of the configurations of international relations and in the micro perspective of the connections and contexts that shape the everyday life of a citizen in contemporary Central Europe. In this way, the course leads students to recognize that what is seemingly far away is at the same time here and now, and that it can be short-sighted not to be concerned with apparently distant global phenomena.
Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
Aim of the course -

The aim of the course is to acquire the skills and knowledge described in the course characteristics. It should lead learners to understand the interconnectedness of the global and the local, the general and the particular, the world and the local, the perspective of humanity and the perspective of the individual.

Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
Descriptors - Czech

Příprava na výuku

Doba očekávané přípravy na 1 hodinu přednášky

15 minut

Doba očekávané přípravy na 1 cvičení

45 minut

Samostudium literatury (za semestr)

45 hodin

Práce se studijními materiály (za semestr)

0 hodin

Plnění průběžných úkolů (za semestr)

12 hodin


Plnění předmětu           

Seminární práce

0 hodin

Příprava na zápočet

4 hodiny

Příprava na zkoušku a zkouška

8 hodin

Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
Literature -

Required readings: 

BECK, Ulrich. Co je to globalizace? Otázky a odpovědi. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7325-123-9.

BECK, Ulrich a BECK-GERNSHEIM, Elisabeth. Dálková láska: životní formy v globálním věku. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7419-164-0.

ERIKSEN, Thomas H. Globální, lokální a glokální. In: Eriksen, Thomas H. Sociální a kulturní antropologie: příbuzenství, národnostní příslušnost, rituál. Praha: Portál, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7367-465-6.

THER, Philipp. Nový pořádek na starém kontinentě: Příběh neoliberální Evropy. Praha: Libri, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7277-541-5.


Recommended readings:

APPADURAI, Arjun. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy. In: Featherstone, M. (ed.). Glogal Culture: Nationalism, Globalizaction, and Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. ISBN 0803983220.

BAUMAN, Zygmund. Tekutá modernita. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2002. ISBN 80-204-0966-1.

GIDDENS, Anthony. Unikající svět: jak globalizace mění náš život. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. ISBN 80-85850-91-5.

HARARI, Yuval. N. Nationalism versus globalism: the new political divide. [21. srpna 2019] Dostupné z: 

HOLUBEC, Stanislav. Sociologie světových systémů: Hegemonie, centra, periferie. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7419-014-8.

SAMEK, Tomáš. Test the West: Transformations of Central European Ideas of Belonging to the West. In: Keck-Szajbel, M., O. Klipa a A. Simmeth (eds.). Cultures in Times of Transition: East Central Europe after 1989. Slubice: Piktogram Polska, 2018, 978-83-64707-25-4.

Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
Syllabus -
  1. Globalization and history of humankind: Conceptual frameworks
  2. Sociology of globalization
  3. World System Theory
  4. Global, local and glocal: antropological aspects of globalization
  5. Globalization and India
  6. Introduction to international relations
  7. Globalization and environment: The anthropocene
  8. United Nations
  9. Globalization and education
  10. Methodological nationalism and its alternatives
  11. The war and terrorism in a global era
  12. Perspectives: Aspects of the future world
Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
Course completion requirements -
  • Active participation in seminars
  • Presentation of group work
  • Continuous completion of tasks
  • Written verification of knowledge
Last update: Samek Tomáš, Mgr., M.A., Ph.D. (28.09.2023)
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