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Předmět, akademický rok 2018/2019
Contemporary Mediterranean - JMM027
Anglický název: Contemporary Mediterranean
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2018
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 18 / neurčen (18)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík
Vyučující: PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D., M.A.
PhDr. Martin Mejstřík
Neslučitelnost : JMM152
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (26.09.2017)
The aim of this course is to closelly follow the recent development of the Mediterranean region. The essence is to analyze the most important and problematic issues in the whole region, including Maghreb countries and Izrael. The course will follow a structure divided according to the specific themes such as imigration, security, Arab Spring, economic crisis, Greek-Turkish relations or populism. The aim of the course is to provide a regional perspective of these issues and to show strong connection between South European countries and their Mediterranean counterparts.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (01.09.2014)

The main objective of the course is to enable the students to approach the whole Mediterranean region in its complexity and connectivity and to offer them combination of factual approach with theoretical one.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (31.01.2019)

Students will have an opprotunity to actively participate in classes as well to develop their writting, analytical and presentation skills. For this reason the assesments have been set as following: 

  1. Presentation of chosen topic (25%)

          PPT presentation of 7 slides, max. 15 minutes

  1. Essay on the presentation topic (40%)

          Student will write an essay up to 10 pages on presented topic due to 31.5. 2019

  1. Policy brief (25%)
    Students prepare in group of 3 or 4 a short policy brief ( 600 words) on current regional issue in a chosen Mediterranean country. These brief will be presented and discussed during the last lesson of the semestre.

  2. Active participation (10%)

  3. Attendance

          Admitted is one not excused absence.

Minimum of 70% is need to pass (all above mentioned points have to be accomplished)

Metody výuky
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (31.01.2019)

Seminar in which students have the opportunity to present a selected topic.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (31.01.2019)

There is no exam. The final assignment of the course is writing an essay on selected topic.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (14.03.2019)

All the readings and materials will be available on-line in the system moodle - kurz (name): JMM 027 Contemporary Mediterranean, password: mediterranean


1)      Introduction (26.2.) –PhDr. Martin Mejstřík

Course description and assessment, introduction to readings and course activities, introduction to Mediterranean region


2)      Is the Mediterranean „Achilles heel“ of Europe? (5.3.) – PhDr. Martin Mejstřík

Analysing a problem of illegal immigration on a case of Italy and Spain


·         Reynieri, Emilio. 2013. „Irregular Immigration and the Underground Economy in Southern Europe: Breaking the Vicious Circle“. In: Europe’s immigration challenge: reconciling work, welfare and mobility. Ed: Jurado, Elena and Brochmann, Grete. London: Tauris, 143-158.

·         González-Enríquez, Carmen. 2010. „Spain: Irregularity as a Rule“. In: Irregular migration in Europe: myth and realities. Ed. Triandafyllidou, Anna. Burlington: Ashgate, 247-266.


3)      Are democratic regimes in danger? Threat of populism to liberal democracies (12.3.) - PhDr. Martin Mejstřík

Growing populism in the Mediterranean a cases of instability in Italy and Greece


·      Tarchi, Marco. „Italy: A Country of Many Populisms“. In: Twenty-First Century Populism: The Spectre of Western European Democracy. Ed: Albertazzi, Daniele and McDonnell, Malcolm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 84-99.

·      Georgiadou, Vassiliki. 2013. „Right Wing Populism and Extremism: The Rapid Rise of Golden Dawn in Crisis-Ridden Greece“. In: Right-Wing Extremism in Europe. Ed: Melzer, Ralf and Serafin, Sebastian. Berlin: FES, 75-102.


4)      Greece and Macedonian Issue (26.3.) – PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D.

Historical context and current development of the relationship between Greece and Northern Macedonia


·         Armakolas, I. et al. 2019. North Macedonia: What´s next? Open Society European Policy Institute. 


5)      How neighbors in the area are speaking to each other? The case of the Cyprus (2.4.) – PhDr. Kateřina Králová, PhD.

Development of Greek-Turkish relations regarding the divided island of Cyprus


·         Ker-Lindsay, James. 2007. "The Policies of Greece and Cyprus towards Turkey's EU Accession". Turkish Studies. 8 (1): 71-83.

  • Tziarras, Z. 2018. PRE-CONDITIONS FOR PEACE: A Civil Society Perspective on the Cyprus Problem. PRIO.


6)      Securitization of the region (9.4.) – PhDr. Ondřej Kaleta

Use of security discourse in the Mediterranean states regarding current security threats.


·         Shepherd, Laura (ed.). 2013. Critical Approach to Security: An introduction to theories and methods. New York: Routledge, pp. 51-62.

·         Campesi, Giuseppe. 2011. “The Arab Spring and the Crisis of the European Border Regime: Manufacturing Emergency in the Lampedusa Crisis”. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/59.


7)      What is happening in Portugal? (16.4.) – PhDr. Barbora Menclová

Current political development in Portugal



8)      Post-War State-Building in Bosnia (23.4.) - guest lecture from dr. Hamza Karčič (University of Sarajevo)


9)  Catalonia, Spanish or not? (30.4.) – PhDr. Martin Mejstřík

Interpretation of recent political development in Catalonia towards the independence


·           Guibernau, Montserrat. 2013. “Secessionism in Catalonia: After Democracy”. Ethnopolitics 12 (4), 368-393.

·           Marti, David and Cetra, Daniel. 2016. “The 2015 Catalan election: a de facto referendum on independence?” Regional and Federal Studies 26 (1), 107-119.

·           Crameri, Kathryn. 2015. “Anti-Catalanism, Moral Panics and the Catalan Language”. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research 21 (2), 184-198.


10) Italy as the heart of the Mediterranean – what is a current role of former power? (7.5.) - PhDr. Martin Mejstřík

Development of Italian foreign policy and its impact on current regional issues


·      Paoletti, Emmanuela. 2011. „Power Relations and International Migration: The Case of Italy and Libya“. Political Studies 59, 269-289.

·      Varsori, Antonio. 2015. “The foreign policy of First Republic Italy: new approaches”. Journal of Modern Italian Studies 20 (3): 292-297.


11)  Closing seminar – (14.5.) - PhDr. Martin Mejstřík, PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D.

Presentation of group policy papers.

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