120-0594/01 – Integration Processes in World Economy (IPWE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
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
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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

Individual consultations


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.

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. SAMPSON, G. P. and S. WOOLCOCK. Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Economic Integration: The Recent Experience. United Nations University Press, 2003. 400p. ISBN 9280810839. 2. 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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion and presentation.



Další požadavky na studenta

Active approach. Active approach.


Subject has no prerequisities.


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: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Incoming students 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block