120-0430/06 – European Union (EU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ZEM34 Ing. Iva Honová, Ph.D.
KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
NAV20 Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To classify the stages of the international economic integration. 2.To identify the crucial integration tendencies in Europe. 3.To describe the development and the present situation of European integration processes (EU). 4.To apply the knowledge for the interpretation of the present situation in the EU.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic developmental tendencies of the European integration processes, especially with the concepts, forms and objectives of integration in the European Union and the current issues related to the membership of the Czech Republic. At the same time, the course should create an initial information base for studying the economic, social and political aspects of integration processes in the European megaregion and prepare students for the study of specialized subjects focusing on more detailed aspects of European integration.

Compulsory literature:

BEREND, Ivan T. The Economics and Politics of European Integration: Populism, Nationalism and the History of the EU. New York: Routledge, 2021. 288 s. ISBN 978-0-367-55842-0. MCCORMICK, John. Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction. London: Macmillan Education UK, 2017. 252 s. ISBN 978-1-137-60775-1.

Recommended literature:

BALDWIN, Robert a Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2021. 400 s. ISBN 978-1526847218. BRADFORD, Anu. The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 424 s. ISBN 9780190088583. HAZAKIS, Konstantinos. European Union Political Economy: Theory and Policy. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 366 s. ISBN‎ 978-1498560054. USHERWOOD, Simon a John PINDER. The European Union: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 152 s. ISBN 978-0-19-880885-5. WIENER, Antje. European Integration Theory. 3rd edition. New York: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 360 s. ISBN 978-0-19-108591-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - active participation in seminars (preparation of news, discussion), seminar work and its presentation, credit test, obligatory attendance at seminars. Exam - written exam.

E-learning

Materials posted in Moodle.

Other requirements

Additional demands are not required.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The concept of the Western European integration process as a key form of implementation of international economic integration. Integration methods and their application in European integration. 2.Development of European integration in terms of individual degrees of international economic integration. Themes of European integration. 3.Paradigmata of the European Integration Process, the historical stages of the development of the integration process in Western Europe after 1945 to the present. 4.General of the European Union, Integration Concept. European Union law - basic characteristics, development, current status. 5.Institutions and bodies of the European Union - structure, functions, principles, decision-making processes. 6.Community budget - annual budgets, multiannual financial framework. The project and the gradual implementation of the EU single internal market (JVT). 7.The internal market of the European Union - the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor. Basic principles of protection of competition in the internal market. 8.Characteristics and current developments of the key common economic policies of the European Union - agricultural policy, trade, transport, fisheries, monetary. 9.Competence of the EU in selected areas of coordinated economic policies - economic and social cohesion, energy policy, industrial policy, environmental protection. 10. The outlook, development and current status of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Organization and capital provision of economic and monetary union, monetary policy of the European Central Bank. 11.Cooperation in the Union's foreign and security policy. EU internal security - police cooperation and justice. 12. Political, economic and institutional issues related to the enlargement process of the European Union. Candidate countries, potential candidate countries. 13.The Czech Republic as a Member State of the European Union. Accession process, current situation, positive and negative aspects of our membership in the Union. 14. Possible scenarios of the future development of integration in the EU. Problems of the EU's transition to political integration.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Credit - active participation in seminars (preparation of news, discussion), seminar work and its presentation, credit test, obligatory attendance at seminars. Exam - written exam.

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2020/2021 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration K Czech Šumperk 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration K Czech Valašské Meziříčí 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
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2021/2022 Winter
2020/2021 Winter