120-0303/01 – Theory of Integration Processes (TIP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year3Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To analyse the main theoretical aspects of the present international economic integration processes. 2.To appraise the development of the integration processes on the theoretical knowledge basis. 3.To synthetise partial findings for the creation of the comprehensive opinion. 4.To evaluate the EU´s integration stage position on the acquired knowledge basis.

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Summary

The aim of this subject is to give the students a comprehensive overview of the content and development of current major theoretical approaches to the processes of international economic integration with a view to European integration. The subject provides skilled information on all types (stages) of economic integration – from free trade area to economic and political union.

Compulsory literature:

BALDWIN, Richard a Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 3rd. Revised edition. McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2009. ISBN 13: 978-0077121631. KALDOR, Mary and Iavor RANGELOV. The Handbook of Global Security Policy. UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0470673225. Pelkmans, J: European Integration: Methods and Economic Anylysis. Prentice Hall, Harlow UK, 2001. STAAB, Andreas. The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact. 2.vyd. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-253-22303-6.

Recommended literature:

EL-AGRAA, A.; ARDY, B. The European Union: Economics and Policies. 9th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 518 p. ISBN 978-1107007963. GERBER, J. International Economics. Pearson, 2013. 6th Edition. ISBN-10: 1292023384; ISBN-13: 978-1292023380. LOMBAERDE, P., FLORES, R., LAPADRE, L., SCHULZ, M. The Regional Integration Manual: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Routledge (January, 2014). ISBN-10: 041574671X; ISBN-13: 978-0415746717. ROBSON, P. The Economics of International Integration. Routledge, 2011. 1st Edition. ISBN-10: 0415318653; ISBN-13: 9780415318655. SMITH, E. Michael. Europe's Common Security and Defence Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1316625514.

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic concepts and aspects of the regional and global integration in the existing international economy. Motive forces and character of the contemporaneous integration processes. 2. Forms and stages of the international economic integration. Application of the theoretical knowledge on real integration processes in the world economy. 3. Main theoretical conceptions and trends in the theory of economic integration – selected theoretical approaches. 4. Hypothetical models of the integration – paradigm of the process of European integration. 5. Barriers to the integration processes. Anti-integration forces with economic and non-economic character in the world economy. Disintegration tendencies. 6. Specific aspects of integration processes under conditions of developing economies. Impetus of the integration, objective and subjective distortions for the effectiveness of the integration. 7. Small economies – their position in the world economy and international economic integration. Advantages and handicaps of the small economies in comparison with large ones. Small economies in the European Union. 8. Customs union theory – aspects connected to the conditions of creation the customs union. 9. Customs union – static and dynamic model. Basic premises, trade creation and trade diversion effects. Economies of scale. 10. Theory of the economic union – basic aspects. Integration effects of the capital and labour market 11. Basic theory of the monetary union. Integration in the monetary area, aspects of the optimum currency area, European Union and the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). 12. Globalization of the world economy - its dynamic changes and influence on the present and the future of regional integration in the world.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Project Project 20  0
                Written exam Written test 15  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Written examination Written examination 65  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (M6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (01) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210T004) European Integration (00) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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