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Globalization and International Organizations

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Course Unit Code120-0532/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 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
LAN075Ing. Eva Kovářová, Ph.D.
Subject is concentrated on the process of globalization, in its wide implications; the description of the main participants of the process of globalization; status and function of the most important international organizations; selected global issues, their causes and elimination of the results, possible solving of them and status of international organizations in this solving. The access is interdisciplinary with the aim to cover up whole social implications of the process of globalization and global issues.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1.To explain the process of globalization in its wide implications in the world economy and other part of the world society. To interpret status of main participants of the globalization.
3.To identify selected global issues.
4.To analyse the causes and results of global issues.
5.To explain the status of international organizations in the process of globalization and in solving of global issues.
6. To apply the knowledge on actual events in the world and new developing trends in the world.
Course Contents
1. Phenomenon of globalization
2. Globalization of the world economy
3. Nation-states and globalization
4. Globalization and international organizations
5. Developing countries in the global economy
6. Global issues
7. Global security
8. EU and global economy
9. Global governance
10. Sustainable development
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
CLEAVER, T. Understanding the World Economy: 4th ed. London: Routledge, 2013. 978-0-415-68131-5.
HURD, Ian. International organizations: politics, law, practice. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-61261-7.
JENÍČEK, Vladimír a SRNEC, Karel. Fundamental problems of developing countries. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7380-375-9.
SEITZ, J. and K. A. HITE. Global Issues: an introduction. 4th ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN 978-0-470-65564-1.
CIHELKOVÁ, Eva et al. Governance v kontextu globalizované ekonomiky a společnosti. Vyd. 1. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7431-134-5.
CIHELKOVÁ, Eva a kol. Světová ekonomika: Obecné trendy rozvoje. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7400-155-0.
JENÍČEK, Vladimír a Jaroslav FOLTÝN. Globální problémy světa v ekonomických souvislostech. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7400-326-4.
EICHLER, J. Mezinárodní bezpečnost v době globalizace. Praha: Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-540-0.
KUNEŠOVÁ, Hana et al. Světová ekonomika: nové jevy a perspektivy. 3., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7400-502-2.
WAISOVÁ, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-109-0.
Recommended Reading:
COLLIER, Paul. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-531145-7.
HIERONYMI, Otto. Globalization and the Reformo f the International Banking and Monetary System. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-23530-4.
WILLIAMSON, Jeffrey G. Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011. 314 s. ISBN 978-02-6201-515-8.
SOUKUP, Jindřich a kol. Zdroje a perspektivy evropských ekonomik na počátku 21. století v kontextu soudobé globalizace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Management Press, 2015. 151 s. ISBN 978-80-7261-281-9.
JIRÁNKOVÁ, M. Národní státy v globálních ekonomických procesech. Praha: Professional Publising, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7461-025-6
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars
Assesment methods and criteria
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