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Integration Processes in World Economy

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Course Unit Code120-0594/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
NAV20Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
KAN03Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
The course deals with integration processes in the world economy. The regional
economic integration is being concerned in the main world regions - Europe,
America, Africa and Asia. Relations with the European Union are tackled.
Having the knowledge of the course the student should understand the European
integration in the world context.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1. To define integration processes in world economy
2. To classify integration stages
3. To identify integration conditions
4. To analyse integration tendencies
5. To evaluate integration processes in the world economy
Course Contents
1.Basis for Regional Integration in the World Economy.
2.Specific Features of European Regional Integration.
3.West European Integration (Benelux, EEC, EFTA, EU, EEA).
4.Middle Europe in Integration Process (COMECON, European Agreements, CEFTA).
5.East Europe and Integration Processes (CIS).
6.EU Development Trends and Pan European Integration.
7.Specific Features of American Integration. Pan American Integration (FTAA).
8.North American Integration (NAFTA).
9.Latin American Integration (MERCOSUR, ANCOM, Central America and Caribbean).
10.Asian Region and Integration Tendencies (ASEAN, GCC, SAARC).
11.Specific Features of African Integration.
12.Intercontinental Integration (APEC, IOR).
13. External Relations of the EU and its Relationship with Other Integration Groupings in the World Economy.
14.Role of International Organizations.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. JOVANOVIC, Miroslav N. The Economics of European Integration. 2nd edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013. 1056 p. ISBN 978-0-85793-397-3.
2. SODERBAUM, Frederik. Rethinking Regionalism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 272 p. ISBN 978-0-230-27241-5.
1. FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kol. Postavení Evropské unie v podmínkách globalizované světové ekonomiky. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2014. ISBN 978-80-248-3333-0.
2. NAVRÁTIL, B., R. KAŇA a B. ZLÝ. Evropská unie a integrační procesy: terminologický slovník (aktualizovaný po Lisabonské smlouvě). Ostrava: VŠB-TUO, 2012. ISBN 978-80-248-2904-3.
3. ZLÝ, Bohumír a kol. Integrační procesy ve světové ekonomice. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2008. 234 s. ISBN 978-80-248-0592-4.Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2004. 234 s. ISBN 80-248-0592-8.
Recommended Reading:
1. SAMPSON, G. P. and S. WOOLCOCK. Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Economic Integration: The Recent Experience. United Nations University Press, 2003. 400p. ISBN 9280810839.
2. WOUTERS, J., J-Ch. DEFRAIGNE, J-Ch. and M. BURNAY (eds). China, the European Union and the Developing World. A Triangular Relationship. Edward Elgar, 2015. 552 p. ISBN 9781783477333.
1. JOVANOVIC, Miroslav N. The Economics of European Integration. 2nd edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013. 1056 s. ISBN 978-0-85793-397-3.
2. WAISOVÁ, Šárka a kol. Regionální integrační procesy. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2009. 507 s. ISBN 978-80-7380-232-5.
3. ZLÝ, Bohumír. Úvod do teorie mezinárodní ekonomické integrace. 1. vydání. Brno: Tribun EU, 2009. 284 s. ISBN 978-80-7399-719-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined