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Předmět, akademický rok 2020/2021
International Institutions - Governing Global Economy (IO) - JPM428
Anglický název: International Institutions - Governing Global Economy
Zajišťuje: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů (23-KMV)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2018 do 2020
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/1 KZ [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / 24 (24)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Úroveň: základní
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Vyučující: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Ve slož. korekvizitě pro: JPM667
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (11.02.2021)
The course introduces students to the major issues of contemporary global economic governance. These include the problems of the design of international institutions, their performance, but also broader legitimacy in the eyes of their key stakeholders. Further key problems, such as the facets of power in global governance and the impact of globalization on the patterns of international cooperation, are discussed as well. The nature and relevance of the issues is demonstrated primarily on the cases of the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. While the course indeed discusses a range of specific issues of global economic governance, these are all connected in a unified scheme. The scheme is based on a trinity of vital targets of international governance bodies, namely 1) the maintenance of their functional ability to deliver on their tasks, 2) the need to cater for the interests of the most powerful member states, and 3) the broader legitimation needs towards various constituencies, including non-state actors. The course discusses how international institutions and organizations deal with the often contradictory pressures of these three desiderata.

Please see the attached syllabus for detailed information. See the Teaching method section below for Zoom access.

Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (02.09.2019)

The general aim of the course is to provide students with new insights into the nature of contemporary international/global politics by investigating the role international institutions play in it. The specific objectives of the course are:

  • to introduce the major challenges today's international institutions face,
  • to offer some of the tools (conceptual as well as methodological) political analysis has developed to address these challenges,
  • to present the results of scientific inquiry into these problems so far, and
  • to motivate students for further study of the subject.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (29.01.2021)

Successful completion of the course requires first and foremost active participation and interest in the subject matter. On the formal level, this means you will need to:

  • regularly attend the seminars
  • for each class, read carefully all the required readings and answer the questions on the course Moodle site (in total 40% of the grade)
  • submit a written policy brief (1500 words) and a written methodological and conceptual note to the brief (600 words) on a topic agreed upon with the lecturer (more details will be provided, the deadline for this requirement is May 23; 60% of the grade

The following grading scheme is applied:

    100-91: A
    90-81: B
    80-71: C
    70-61: D
    60-51: E
    50 or less: F (fail).

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (11.02.2021)

The 80-minutes seminars are arranged in several blocks the content of which may differ for the individual classes. The core of the seminars revolves around the concepts related to what international institutions are and how they function, and around various theoretical models that describe why institutions are what they are, why they function the way they do, and perhaps how they could be made function better. These insights are captured (not only) in the texts students read for homework. The purpose of the seminars is to elaborate and (critically) reflect on the concepts and theories we discuss and provoke thinking.


To join the course sessions on Zoom, follow this link: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97788918296 (password for access is 389903).

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