114-0908/02 – Political And Social Problems of the European Integration (EU-INT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Václav Jurečka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Václav Jurečka, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JUR20 prof. Ing. Václav Jurečka, CSc.
LOK02 Ing. Aleš Lokaj, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 45+0
Part-time Examination 45+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The pedagogical aim of this course is students´ ability - to perceive economic dimension of the European integration in close connection to no-economic aspects of this process (political, social, ethnic, psycho-social etc.) - to identity the main non-economic aspects (consequences) of the economic integration - to recognize the most important and the most topical problems in the non-economic sphere of European integration - to combine knowledge in economics and other social sciences (and humanities) to solve topical issues of European integration - formulate one´s own notion of solving above mentioned problems and to present it - to discuss non-economic topics related to the economic integration of Europe in the enviroment with strongly differentiated opinions

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


European integration and its political, social and socio-cultural relationships. Political and social accelerators and decelerators of the European integration process. Desire to be “European” and associated fears. Problems of European identity and Europeism, problems of national identity. “Us” and “them”. Effect of nationalism on European integration. Theory of nationalism. Nationalism types. Xenofobia and nationalism. Europe as a cultural space. Problem of the so called small languages.

Compulsory literature:

Gelner, E.: Encounters with Nationalism. Black well Publishers 1994. Rodrik, D.: Has Globalization Gone Too far? Institute for International Economics (U.S.) 1997. Therborn, G.: European Modernity and Beyond. Sage Publications 1995. Kurzer, P.: Markets and Moral Regulation: Cultural Change in the European Union (Themes in European Governance). Cambridge University Press 2001. Spohn, W. – Eder, K. (editors): Collective Memory and European Identity: The Effects of Integration and Enlargement. Ashgate 2005.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

no additional requirements on students


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

European economic integration and its political, social and socio-cultural context. Political and social Decelerator Accelerators and the European integration process. The desire for "Europe" and the fear of it. The problem of European identity and Europeanism. The problem of national identity. "We" and "them". The influence of nationalism on European integration. The theory of nationalism. Types of nationalism. Xenophobia and nationalism. Europe as a cultural space. The problem of so-called small languages. Europe as a social space. The social "charter". Defence, Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union. The institutional structure of the European Union. The problem of "democratic deficit" in the Union. The problem (if any) European political union. A citizens' Europe, Europe of the Regions, Europe homeland? European Federation or confederation? Specifics of international integration of small countries (nations). "Small" and "great" in the Union. The asymmetry factor.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (P6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202V055) Public Economics and Administration K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202V055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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