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The outline of the course follows this structure: •Cultural anthropology as a subdiscipline/subfield of anthropology: culture as a subject of anthropological study; relations between cultural anthropology, social anthropology and physical anthropology. •History of cultural anthropology: anthropological study of culture in 19th century; cultural anthropology in 20th century; present developments. •Concept of culture in anthropology: Tylor`s understanding and definition of culture; other most significant anthropological understandings and definitions of culture; relation between culture and society; culture as Symbolic order; cultural universals. •Transmission of culture, i.e. inculturation: basic characteristics of the process; phases of inculturation process; inculturation agencies. •Inculturation in cross-cultural perspective: inculturation in non-European societies; inculturation in Western societies since the end of 19th century till present (self-directed, other–directed and narcissistic socialization).
The course is based on the knowledge acquired in several other courses (International Relations, International Law, International Economic Relations) and introduces students to research into selected contemporary issues in the international community. Different contemporary topics are selected each year and accordingly also seminars. The topics often comprise problems pertaining to international relations in general, international political economy, foreign policy of individual states, to ethnic conflicts and international attempts to manage such conflicts, regionalization, European integration, recent developments in human rights, relations with neighbors, self-determination of nations, small states etc. Students are required to prepare in advance and to participate actively in class discussions, as well to attend various events outside of the faculty.
The course analyses the European Union as an actor in international relations through its diplomatic activity. The main issues presented in the course are the functions and characteristics of the EU diplomacy. Parallel with different characteristics the course covers also the informal behaviour within the EU institutions.
The foreign policy course deals with theoretical frameworks of the study of foreign policy as a phenomenon, an International Relations Theory and especially a Foreign Policy Analysis approach and their application to case or and comparative studies. After the term foreign policy is conceptualized, attention is given to: the external and internal environment of foreign policy (Realpolitik vs. Innerpolitik), and the opportunities and constraints the two represent, especially for small states in the international community. Students will also master the foreign policy process (the formulation, decision-making and implementation of foreign policy). The second part of the course deals with an empirical analysis of the foreign policy content (values and goals) and foreign policy strategy (use of instruments) of states, as selected by students and presented at seminars.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the basics of international trade and the effects of various international economic policies on domestic and world welfare. The course will highlight sources of comparative advantage, gains and losses from trade, the impact of trade on economic growth, and effects of trade policy interventions such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints and export subsidies. International agreements on regional trade liberalization (such as the EU and NAFTA) and on multilateral trade liberalization (e.g., the WTO) will be also discussed. Prerequisite: principles of economics or permission of the department. The study of international economics will be divided into two parts: 1. Theory of International Trade. In the first section of the course we will trace the historical development of international trade theory from Adam Smith to today in an attempt to understand why nations trade, how they trade, how and why trade patterns shift, and which macroeconomic and microeconomic effects trade has on an economy. 2. International Trade Policy. The second section of the course examines issues relating to policies that nations adopt to regulate international trade. We will examine the arguments for and against regulating trade and the tools and institutions of trade policy. A special emphasis will be placed on current trade issues and the problems of economic integration.
The course addresses the issues of development in Third World countries and their relationship with developed countries. Special attention is paid to internal development problems, whereby the specific characteristics of the social and economic environment in these countries are analyzed. Since international aspects crucially affect economic development, issues like international trade, aid and investment are also discussed. The outline of the course follows this structure: Definition and content of development economics. Historical overview of global economic development. Theories and strategies of development.. Development problems and issues: domestic/internal aspects:
Development problems and issues: international/external aspects:
The academic aim of the course is to introduce recent debates and approaches to globalization processes. In doing so, the definitions, histories, measurements, chronologies and explanations of globalization will be discussed; an assessment of the implications of globalization processes for governance will be given; and the impact of globalization processes on the changing role of the state will be critically assessed. At the end of the course students should be able to evaluate contending accounts of globalization, the role of the state and the evolving concept of governance.
This course will provide students with a dynamic perspective on crisis management, like understanding the reasons behind the crisis and its prevention approaches, instead of the financial perspective of the economic techniques in turnaround management. The theoretical introduction will give students an overview of different topics in management and organizations and will be followed by the discussion of several topics in order to understand how and why organizations meet the crisis situations. The key idea behind this course is to acquaint students with the relationship between organizations and their environment, where we can look for the rationale behind the crisis and for the opportunities to overcome these situations. How? The answers depend on the key management concepts used in today's corporations and the interaction between the organization and its environment. Based on the case studies we will be able to understand, how different understanding of organizations and its embeddedness leads to different strategies in overcoming crisis situations. We will look at the key management trends and link the theory with the various managerial methods proposed by the bestselling management books reviewed in class. This course will also include visiting professors and experts in the field of crisis management.
In the theoretical part of the course students get acquainted with the definitions of security crisis, crisis management, contemporary security surroundings, complexity of crisis and concepts of complex crisis management, crisis coordination, crisis response networks, and with crisis management systems at the national and international levels. In the practical part of the course students get familiar with selected cases of security-political crisis (e.g. Cuban crisis, 9/11 terrorist attack and alike), selected national crisis management systems, systems of crisis management at the international level (NATO, EU, OSCE, UN and alike), and their activities in solving selected international crisis. Special emphasis is given to strategic and operational horizontal coordination of system mechanisms and crisis management activities within national state (e. g. intelligence services, police, military, civil defence, rescue and protection, diplomacy and alike) and at the international level (between international organizations). Study visits to relevant institutions and guest lecturers are envisaged. Short crisis response simulation game is planned, as well.
Students will be acquainted with theoretical and practical developments and acquisition of citizenship. At the beginning of the class different theoretical and methodological approaches will be examined with the aim to develop a critical apparatus for studying citizenship, i.e. to deconstruct any linear, teleological and substantial notions of citizenship. With such a discovery of citizenship as a contested category, students shall research and reflect upon historical and contemporary acquisition of citizenship on the crossroads between citizenship practices and institutionalized citizenship. In this process some crucial issues regarding citizenship in today’s era of globalization will be addressed. Namely, the crisis of the nation-state and national citizenship, the crisis of the social state and social citizenship, the destabilization of the public-private binarism.
The course’s main purpose is to provide students with the theoretical and practical aspects of International Organization in general and international organizations in particular. The course includes topics such as: History of International Organization; Theories of International Organization; Anatomy of International Organizations; The United Nations and the United Nations’ System; Analyses of the Main Regional Organizations in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Southeast Asia; Discussion of Selected Issue-areas and their Management by International Institutions; and The Role of Non-Governmental Institutions. The course typically includes the simulation of an “event” which is designed to encourage interactive, problem-based learning. An example of such an event: a simulation of the decision-making process in an international organization. Subject to funding and organizational constraints, an excursion to an international organization could become part of the course.
This course aims to explore the legal and policy dimensions of the EU action in the field of environment, taking into account and highlighting close interactions between its internal and external dimensions. International, EU and national perspectives will be employed to study environmental governance. Thus, on the one hand, the module will trace how global commitments influence the development of EU environmental law and policy and how this is further trickled down to the national level, and on the other hand, attention will be drawn to the ways in which the EU (and its Member States) seek to influence the global environmental regimes. At the same time, the EU’s internal policy-making will be studied; from the EU’s competences in environmental matters broadly defined and instruments that the EU avails of to pursue the objectives.
The course addresses various aspects of the so-called Third World, so the students will be able to critically relativize the concept, its causes and, above all, its political and economic role. The first part focuses on a theoretical examination of several key concepts, inter alia, the Third World, (under)development, progress, growth, democracy, epistemicide, human rights, (neo)colonialism, post-development. The guiding thesis is, that the Third World is a result of (neo)colonial discourse, therefore territorial approach towards the Third World is insufficient. The students will be exposed we to a wide range of theories and approaches, with the post-development as a key one. In the second part, the course will focus on several aspects of the Third World, where contemporary problems and breakthroughs within particular regions will be analyzed. Considering the complexity of the topics addressed, this part will also highlight methodological and epistemological problems.