120-0304/08 – Integration Processes in World Economy (IPSE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
ZEM34 Ing. Iva Honová, Ph.D.
KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
NAV20 Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
POW0006 Ing. Tereza Powadová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint students with prerequisites for formation of economic integration co-operation in individual regions of the world economy. These are evaluated in a broader context and taking into account the historical formation of the regions themselves. In each region, attention is focused on existing regional integration clusters, the motives for their creation, and the main benefits for stakeholders. In the context of regional integration projects, intercontinental economic integration projects are also presented. After completing the subject, students should be able to consider integration both in Europe and globally. 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

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

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. 1. World economy and economic integration - origin, formation, subjects and relations between them, trends in the development of the world economy. 2. Theory of International Economic Integration - integration, economic integration, basic integration methods, motives, degrees, global and regional economic integration. 3. Prerequisites for regional integration co-operation in Europe - historical, political, economic, social and cultural assumptions from the end of the First World War to the present. The current position of the region in the world economy. 4. Regional integration cooperation in Western Europe - European Union, European Free Trade Association, European Economic Area - creation, formation, current depth and breadth of cooperation, perspectives for further development. 5. Regional Integration Cooperation in Central Europe - Central European Free Trade Area - formation, formation, current depth and breadth of cooperation, perspectives for further development. 6. Regional Integration Cooperation in Eastern Europe - Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union - emergence, formation, current depth and breadth of cooperation, perspectives for further development. 7. Prerequisites for Regional Integration Cooperation in America - Historical, political, economic, social and cultural assumptions from the second half of the 20th century to the present. The current position of the region in the world economy. 8. Regional Integration Collaboration in North America - North American Free Trade Agreement - Establishment, Formation, Current Depth and Width of Co-operation, Future Development Perspectives. 9. Regional integration cooperation in South America - South American Common Market, Andean Community, Union of South American Nations - formation, formation, current depth and breadth of cooperation, perspectives for further development. 10. Prerequisites for regional integration cooperation in Asia - historical, geographical, political, economic, social and cultural from the second half of the 20th century to the present. The current position of the region in the world economy. 11. Regional integration cooperation in Asia - Gulf Cooperation Council, Association of South-East Asian Nations, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - creation, formation, specifics, prospects for further development. 12. Prerequisites for regional integration cooperation in Africa - historical, political, economic, social and cultural assumptions from the second half of the 20th century to the present. The current position of the region in the world economy. 13. Regional Integration Cooperation in Africa - Regional Economic Communities in Africa - Origin, Formation, Specifics and Perspectives of Further Development. African Union. 14. Intercontinental Integration Cooperation - Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Indian Oceanic Circle, Trans-Pacific Partnership - Origin, Motives, Formation, Specifics, Perspectives of Further Development.

Compulsory literature:

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.

Recommended literature:

1. 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. 2. SAMPSON, G. P., WOOLCOOK, S. Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Economic Integration: The Recent Experience. Unipub, September 2003. 400 p. ISBN 9280810839.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion and presentation of students.

E-learning

Course is supported by LMS Moodle.

Další požadavky na studenta

Active approach is nessary.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

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.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 50 %

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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