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U.S. and the Global South - JTM332
Anglický název: U.S. and the Global South
Český název: Spojené státy a globální Jih
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2020
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 25 / neurčen (24)
Minimální obsazenost: 5
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D. (23.09.2019)
The course aims to explore the U.S. policies towards the regions and countries of the Global South in modern history. The chosen cases define long-term patterns in foreign policies towards the developing countries, concentrating on political, strategic and economic elements of U.S. interests in the respective regions. The essential part of the course is to perceive those interests from the position as an administrator of oversee territories, friendly versus alienated foreign power, or mediator of local conflicts.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

The aim of the course is to understand various aspects of the United States' foreign policy regarding the Global South.  After the completion of the course, students should be able to comprehend the context of political,  economic and historic elements which constitute the U.S. relations with the Global South.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D. (18.01.2023)

Course requirements and evaluation procedures

Participation in classes: 20 %

Test after the term: 40 %

Book review: 40 % via MOODLE, https://dl2.cuni.cz/mod/assign/view.php?id=119224

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019: https://fsv.cuni.cz/deans-measure-no-20/2019

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



Please note that the test can be replaced by a face-to-face oral exam via ZOOM if the conditions due to the COVID19 crisis require it.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D. (03.10.2021)

The list of literatture is not mandatory and the titles are are merely a suggestion. Nevertheless, the discussed topics of the course can be suitably expanded owith further reading. 


SNOW, Donald M.,  BROWN, Eugene , United States Foreign PolicyPolitics Beyond the Water's Edge, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000

DUKE, Simon, United States Military Forces and Installations in Europe, Oxford University Press, 1989

RODRIGUES, Luis Nuno, The United States, Portugal, and the Azores (1941-1979), University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1997

WRIGHT, George, The Destruction of a Nation: United States' Policy Towards Angola Since 1945, Pluto Press, 1997

JALLOH, Alusine, FALOLA, Toyin, The United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations, University Rochester Press, 2008

HYBEL, Alex Roberto, The making of flawed democracies in the Americas : the United States, Chile, Argentina, and Peru, Basingstoke 2019

LONG, Tom Long, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry And Influence, Cambridge University Press, 2015

HUNT, Michael H.,The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007

LANCASTER, Carol, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics, University of Chicago Press, 2008

MAINGOT, Anthony P., LOZANO, Wilfredo, The United States and the Caribbean: Transforming Hegemony and Sovereignty, Routledge, 2004


Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Pavel Szobi, Ph.D. (23.09.2019)

1. The Spanish-American War: Creation of the U.S. backyard in the Caribbean

2. Is the Dominican Republic a second Puerto Rico? The Dominican political, social and economic development in the shadow of the United States

3. History and impacts of the U.S. direct military interventions across the Global South

4. Managing an empire: remote oversee territories and their role in the global politics of the United States

5. In the name of oil:  The case of the U.S. strategy in Iran between Mosaddegh and Khomeini

6. U.S. interventions in the domestic affairs of Chile in the 1960s and 1970s

7. The Carnation Revolution in Portugal and the “inevitable” U.S. annexation of the Azorean islands

8. From colonialism to neo-colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa? The case of the Soviet Union and United States in the civil war, peace negotiations and investments in Angola

9. The impact of U.S. military investments on local economy and society in the Global South: The case of a forgotten shuttle runway on the Ascension Island

10. A special relationship? United States, Great Britain and their conflicts over the Falkland War and the invasion of Grenada

11. The U.S. approach towards military juntas and dictatorships in the Global South at the end of the Cold War

12. U.S. Peace Corps in Africa after the end of the Cold War

13. United States and the emerging economies in a competition for the dominance over resources and markets across the Global South in the 21st century

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