Ukraine's Foreign Policy Priorities in Modern System of International Relations

Major: International Relations, Social Communication and Regional Studies
Code of subject: 8.291.00.M.013
Credits: 3.00
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: Lesia Dorosh, PhD in political science, associate professor
Semester: 2 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: N 2. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and methodological foundations and conceptual and categorical apparatus of international relations, public communications and regional studies; • N 3. Knowledge and skills of scientific research of current issues of international relations, development and implementation of new innovative projects in the field of international relations; • AB 1. Apply the acquired knowledge and understanding for scientific analysis of global and regional systems, characteristic of the chosen field of research ;; • AB 3. Apply a systematic approach, integrating knowledge from other disciplines and taking into account socio-political aspects in solving theoretical and applied problems of the chosen field of research;
Required prior and related subjects: - Pre-requisites: Contemporary problems of international relations and global politics, Research seminar in the field of political science and international relations - Co-requisites:
Summary of the subject: Theoretical and methodological foundations of Ukraine’s foreign policy researches. The main historical periods of its development. International recognition of the independence of Ukraine and its emergence as an actor of international relations. Conceptual foundations of Ukraine's foreign policy and its regulatory content. Participation of Ukraine in the UN activities. Participation of Ukraine in the UN peacekeeping. The main directions of the strategic partnership of Ukraine. Origins, current state and prospects of Ukrainian-Russian relations. Ukraine’s national interests in Europe. Ukraine's strategic relationship with the US and Canada. Ensuring of national security and Ukraine’s foreign policy. Ukraine-NATO relations in the context of Ukrainian and European security. Priority directions of Ukraine's participation in European and post-Soviet security organizations. Economic dimension of Ukraine’s foreign policy. Legal grounds and mechanisms of integration of Ukraine to the EU. Realization of Ukraine's foreign policy goals by participating in the WTO. Features of cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF, WB, EBRD. Economic priorities of Ukraine at the former Soviet space. Ukraine and integration processes at the former Soviet space. Activity of Ukraine in the CIS: cooperation priorities and problems of interaction. Establishment and development of foreign and economic relations with the countries of Asia-Pacific, the Middle, Middle East and Africa.
Assessment methods and criteria: • Current control (40% - oral examination, reports, discussions, writing essays, case-study research, preparation of presentations on a given topic). • Final control (60% - three-level testing).
Recommended books: • Dorosh L.O. Zovnishnia polityka Ukrainy: navch. posibnyk / L.O.Dorosh, O.Ia.Ivasechko, Ya. B. Turchyn. – Lviv : Vydavnytstvo Lvivskoi politekhniky, 2021. – 348 s. • Mizhnarodni vidnosyny i yevroatlantychna intehratsiia Ukrainy / Pid. red. L.S.Holopatiuka. – K., 2005. • Nezalezhna Ukraina v systemi mizhnarodnykh vidnosyn: Navchalnyi posibnyk. – Lviv, 2000. • Ovsii O.I. Zovnishnia polityka Ukrainy vid davnikh chasiv do 1944 roku: Navchalnyi posibnyk. – K., 1999. • Tereshchenko Iu.I. Ukraina i yevropeiskyi svit. Narysy istorii vid utvorennia Starokyivskoi derzhavy do kintsia XVI st. (Navchalnyi posibnyk dlia vuziv). – K., 1996. • Chekalenko L.D. Zovnishnia polityka Ukrainy: Pidruchnyk. – K.: Lybid, 2006. – 712 s.