PředmětyPředměty(verze: 821)
Předmět, akademický rok 2015/2016
   Přihlásit přes CAS
Geopolitical Importance of Central Europe - JPM423
Anglický název: Geopolitical Importance of Central Europe
Zajišťuje: Katedra politologie (23-KP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2014 do 2015
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 25 / neurčen (25)
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. Petr Just, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (08.02.2017)

The goal of the course is to examine the definitions of the Central Europe and its modern status quo. It is going to define the region and its parts. The course will further focus on the history, the consequences of political changes and the role of the states in the region (Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Baltic States) as well as other actors´ role in this region (USA, USSR, Russia, EU and NATO). It will focus on the relations between the actors in the region; regional integration attempts; how the political development in the countries influenced politics in the region; what was the position of the countries in the region on major international / global events. The last part of the course will look at the most recent developments, contemporary issues and perspectives of future development.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (08.02.2017)

Readings (all text will be given to students via electronic reader):
Barany, George. Wilsonian Central Europe: Lansing's Contribution. Historian, vol. 28, n. 2/1966, pp. 224-251.
Baun, Michael. Germany and Central Europe: Hegemony Re-examined. German Politics, vol. 14, n. 3/2005, pp 371-389.
Benes, Edvard. Central Europe after Ten Years. Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 7 (1928/1929), pp. 245-260.
Culic, Irina. State Building and Constitution Writing in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. Regio Yearbook, vol. 3, 2003, pp. 38-58.
Flint, Colin. Introduction to Geopolitics. New York: Rutledge, 2006.
Halecki, Oscar. Borderlands of Western Civilization: A History of East Central Europe. Originally published in 1952 (Ronald Press Company), renewed in 1980 (Safety Harbor: Simon Publications).
Hodža, Milan. The Future of Central Europe. International Affairs, vol. 14, n. 4/1935, pp. 514-530.
Janeliunas, Tomas. Redistribution of Geopolitical Power in Central and Eastern Europe. Vilnius: Lithuanian Political Science Yearbook, 2002, pp. 142-152.
Kamusella, Tomasz D. I. Language as an Instrument of Nationalism in Central Europe. Nations and Nationalism, vol. 7, n. 2/2001, pp. 235-251.
Kisch, Guido. Woodrow Wilson and the Independence of Small Nations in Central Europe. The Journal of Modern History, vol. 19, n. 3/1947, pp. 235-238.
Lukic, Reneo. Twilight of the federations in East Central Europe and the Soviet Union. Journal of International Affairs, vol. 45, n. 2/1992, pp. 575nn.
Nagayo, Susumu. Slovakia and Hungary: The Most Complicated Bilateral Relations in Central Europe (Focusing on the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Problem). Human Affairs, vol. 7, n. 1/1997, pp. 64-76.
Ogg, Frederic A. Towards a Central European Harmony. Current History, vol. 40, n. 2/1934, pp. 238-242.
Okey, Robin. Central Europe / Eastern Europe: Behind the Definitions. Past and Present, n. 137, November 1992, pp. 102-133.
Roucek, Joseph S. (a). Geopolitics of Danubia. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. 5, n. 2/1946, pp. 211-230.
Roucek, Joseph S. (b). Geopolitics of the Baltic States. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. 8, n. 2/1949, pp. 171-175.
Roucek, Joseph S. (c). Geopolitics of the U.S.S.R. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. 10, n. 2/1951, pp. 153-159.
Stanczyk, Jerzy. Central Europe: Defining Criteria and Characteristics of the Region. The Polish Foreign Affairs Digest, vol. 2, n. 2/2002.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (11.02.2018)

attendance and active participation (20 %)
presentation during class (40 %) - topics of the presentation will be assigned during the first class
final written test based on lectures and readings - includes both multiple choice questions and short answers (40 %)


100 % - 91 % = A
90 % - 81 % = B
80 % - 71 % = C
70 % - 61 % = D
60 % - 51 % = E
50 % - 0 % = F

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (01.03.2018)


Course takes place every other Friday, always 8:00-9:20 + 9:30-10:50. There is no class on 30 March 2018 due to national holidays (Good Friday)

1st bloc: 2 March 2018

- Introduction to the course. Requirements

- Creation of New Central Europe after World War I.

2nd bloc: 16 March 2018

- Central Europe in the Interwar Period

3rd bloc: 13 April 2018

- Rise of the Soviet Influence in the Central Europe during and after World War II.

4th bloc: 27 April 2018

- Central Europe during Cold War

5th bloc: 11 May 2018

- Geopolitical Factors of Transition to Democracy in Central Europe after the End of Cold War

- Central Europe after 1990: New Direction; Westward Orientation

Early examination term: 18 May 2018. More exam terms will be organized during regular examination period (from late may till the end of June).

Univerzita Karlova | Informační systém UK