Geopolitics and Geostrategy
Major: International Relations
Code of subject: 6.291.01.E.055
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: Oleh Tsebenko, PhD in political science, associate professor
Semester: 8 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Завдання: As a result of studying the academic discipline, the student should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes: 1. the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of highly specialized (political, security, communication, etc.) aspects of the development of the modern system of international relations and Ukraine's place in it; 2. to apply their knowledge and understanding for critical evaluation of modern concepts, theoretical approaches and ideas when carrying out professional activities in the field of international relations, foreign policy, diplomacy and public administration; 3. combine theory and practice, as well as make decisions and develop an activity strategy to solve the tasks of the specialty, taking into account universal values, public and state interests; 4. the ability to defend a patriotic statesmanship position regarding Ukraine's place in the system of international relations in communications; 5. the ability to realize the need for lifelong learning in order to deepen the acquired and acquire new professional knowledge in accordance with the trends in the development of international relations, the formulation of the latest political theories, concepts and interpretations of the international system; The study of an academic discipline involves the formation and development of students' competencies: general: 1. Knowledge and understanding of the subject area and understanding of professional activity. 2. The ability to argue the choice of ways to solve tasks of a professional nature, critically evaluate the obtained results and justify the decisions made. professional: 1. In-depth knowledge of international relations and understanding of modern trends in their development. 2. The ability to analyze and forecast international relations in various contexts, including political, security, legal, economic, social, cultural and informational. 3. Knowledge of the state of theoretical and applied studies of international relations and foreign policy in political, economic, legal sciences, in interdisciplinary studies. 4. The ability to properly ensure international cooperation in various areas. 5. The ability to develop approaches to solving problems and tasks in the field of international relations, international security and foreign policy (in particular, international and domestic conflicts). 6. knowledge of key trends and concepts of the development of interactions between states and other subjects of international relations; 7. understanding of the system of international relations and the ability to take into account social, legal, cultural, economic factors that affect domestic and global development; 8. the ability to use the acquired knowledge and skills to work in the diplomatic and consular service, in the field of state administration and local self-government; 9. understanding of theoretical approaches and practical vectors of implementing interactions between states and other subjects of international relations; 10. the ability to analytically understand the security dimension of international relations, to assess the effectiveness and development prospects of regional security systems, mainly European, to understand Ukraine's security priorities in the international arena; 11. the ability to identify and forecast modern challenges and risks in the international arena (national-ethnic problems, multiculturalism issues, migration problems, etc.). 12. in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of diplomatic and consular service, state administration, local self-government.
Learning outcomes: The learning outcomes of this discipline detail the following learning outcomes: • know the basic concepts and categories of geopolitics; • know the principles and methodology of geopolitical research. • to know the history of formation and development of geopolitical ideas in European social and political thought; • know the main theories of classical geopolitics; leading schools and concepts of modern geopolitics; • to know the peculiarities of the formation of Ukrainian geopolitical thought, Ukrainian issues in European geopolitical concepts, • know the peculiarities of the geopolitical position of the main actors of international relations and the specifics of their geostrategy in international interactions; • to know the specifics of the political-geographical and geopolitical position of Ukraine and the main problems of forming the geostrategy of Ukraine in the European geopolitical space; • be able to analyze the main theoretical approaches and provisions of geopolitics; • be able to distinguish the essence of the main geopolitical concepts and doctrines on the basis of comparative analysis; • to be able to determine the factors that influence the formation of geopolitics and analyze the factors that determine the geostrategic priorities of the main geopolitical actors; • be able to determine trends in the development of the geopolitical situation in the world as a whole and in its individual regions; • be able to assess the geopolitical situation of modern Ukraine and analyze the geostrategic aspects of Ukraine's foreign policy.
Required prior and related subjects: • Pre-requisites: Theory of International Relations, Political Science, Diplomacy of Ukraine, Country Studies. • Co-requisites: Globalization and Global Challenges.
Summary of the subject: Geopolitics as a field of scientific knowledge. Geographical factors in international relations and geopolitics: main categories and approaches of geopolitical analysis. Classical geopolitical concepts. Pre-theoretical stage of development of geopolitical thought. Appearance of the classical geopolitical science (F. Ratzel, R. Kjellen). American school of geopolitics (A.T.Mahan, N. Spykmen). The British school of geopolitics. H. Mackinder’s geopolitical concept. The German geopolitical school (K.Haushofer, C.Schmitt). Establishment and development of geopolitics in Russia. Origin and development of Russian geopolitical school. Geopolitical ideas of Eurasianism. P.Savitsky’s geopolitics. Neo-Eurasianism and modern Russian geopolitical doctrines. Geopolitical doctrines and concepts of XX - beginning of XXI century. The main geopolitical doctrine since the World War II. Modern Anglo-Saxon geopolitics (Atlanticism, mondialism, neo-mondialism). Geopolitical idea of European continentalism. Modern directions of geopolitical science. Geo-economics. Geopolitical doctrines of Ukrainian scientists and politicians. Determinants and background of formation of Ukrainian geopolitical orientations. The main geopolitical concepts in social and political thought of Ukraine. The world geopolitical structure and geostrategy of world powers. Geostrategy: essence and types. The main structural elements of state geostrategy. Main geostrategic objectives and priorities of leading international actors (the US, Russia, the EU, the Asia-Pacific and the South Asian region). Geopolitical goals and geostrategy of Ukraine. The formation of Ukraine as an actor of international relations. Ukraine’s national interests and the choice of its geostrategic priorities.
Опис: Lectures 1. Geopolitics as a field of scientific knowledge. Geographical factors in international relations and geopolitics: main categories and approaches of geopolitical analysis. Structure, functions and methods of geopolitics. The main conceptual and categorical apparatus of geopolitics. Geopolitical position. 2. Classical geopolitical concepts. The pre-theoretical stage of the development of geopolitical thought. The emergence of classical geopolitical science (F. Ratzel, R. Challen). American School of Geopolitics (A. Mahan, N. Spykman). British School of Geopolitics. Geopolitical concept of X. Mackinder. German geopolitical school (K. Haushofer, K. Schmitt). 3. Formation and development of geopolitics in Russia. The origin and development of the Russian geopolitical school. Geopolitical ideas of Eurasianism. Geopolitical views of P. Savytskyi. Neo-Eurasianism and modern geopolitical doctrines of Russia. 4. Geopolitical doctrines and concepts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Main geopolitical doctrines after the Second World War. Modern Anglo-Saxon geopolitics (Atlantism, mondialism, neo-mondialism). Geopolitical ideas of European continentalism. Modern trends in the development of geopolitical science. Geoeconomics. 2 1 5. Geopolitical doctrines of Ukrainian scientists and politicians. Factors and prerequisites for the formation of Ukrainian geopolitical landmarks. The main geopolitical concepts in the socio-political thought of Ukraine. 6. Geopolitical structure of the world and geostrategy of world states. Geostrategy: essence and varieties. The main structural elements of the geostrategy of the state. The main geostrategic goals and priorities of the leading international actors (the USA, Russia, the EU, the countries of the Asia-Pacific and South Asian regions). 7. Geopolitical goals and geostrategy of Ukraine. Development of Ukraine as an actor in international relations. National interests of Ukraine and the choice of geostrategic priorities. Seminar classes 1. Geopolitics as a field of scientific knowledge. 2. Classical geopolitical concepts. 3. Formation and development of geopolitics in Russia. 4. Geopolitical doctrines and concepts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. 5. Geopolitical doctrines of Ukrainian scientists and politicians. 6. Geopolitical structure of the world and geostrategy of world states. 7. Geopolitical goals and geostrategy of Ukraine.
Assessment methods and criteria: Methods of knowledge diagnosis Oral and written surveys according to the plan of practical classes, writing and defense of abstracts, discussion of problem tasks, exam (three-level testing). • Current control (40% - oral examination, reports, discussions, writing essays, case-study research, preparation of presentations on a given topic). • Final control (60% - examination - three-level testing).
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Current control (40 p.) 1. Oral and written answers according to the plan of practical classes (maximum - 40 points) (for correspondence form of education - maximum 20 points) 2. Writing and defending an essay (maximum 10 points). 3. Additions, participation in the discussion during the practical lesson (maximum - 5 points) 4. Completion of mandatory individual homework - control work (for correspondence form of education - a maximum of 20 points). Examination control - Written work 60 points.
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: Methods of knowledge diagnosis Oral and written surveys according to the plan of practical classes, writing and defense of abstracts, discussion of problem tasks, exam (three-level testing). Current control (40 p.) 1. Oral and written answers according to the plan of practical classes (maximum - 40 points) (for correspondence form of education - maximum 20 points) 2. Writing and defending an essay (maximum 10 points). 3. Additions, participation in the discussion during the practical lesson (maximum - 5 points) 4. Completion of mandatory individual homework - control work (for correspondence form of education - a maximum of 20 points). Examination control - Written work 60 points.
Recommended books: • Andrushchenko S. V. Ukraina v suchasnomu heopolitychnomu seredovyshchi: Monohr. / Andrushchenko S. V. – K.: Lohos, 2005. – 286 s. • Hadzhyev K. S. Vvedenye v heopolytyku: Ucheb. dlia vuzov; Yzd. 2-e, dop. y pererab. / Hadzhyev K. S. – M.: Lohos, 2001. – 432 s. • Heopolityka Ukrainy (Viiskovyi aspekt): Navch. posibn. / [Shlemkevych L. P., Tkachuk P. P., Hetmanchuk M. P. ta in.]. – Lviv: Viiskovyi instytut, 2004. – 835 s. • Dnistrianskyi M. S. Heopolitychni doktryny i pidkhody: krytychnyi analiz metodolohii: Monohr. / Dnistrianskyi M. S. – Lviv: Vyd. tsentr LNU im. I. Franka. 2003. – 114 s. • Kandyba Iu. I. Politychna heohrafiia z osnovamy heopolityky: Navch.-metod. kompleks / Kandyba Iu. I., Kucher I. I. – Kharkiv, 2010. – 100 s. • Malskyi M. Z. Teoriia mizhnarodnykh vidnosyn: Pidruchn. / Malskyi M. Z., Matsiakh M. M. - 2-he vyd, dop. ta vypr. – K.: Kobza, 2003. – 528 s. • Ukraina v suchasnomu heopolitychnomu prostori: teoretychnyi i prykladnyi aspekty / [Za red. F. M. Rudycha]. – K., 2002. • Shepeliev M. A. Teoriia mizhnarodnykh vidnosyn: Pidruchn. / Shepeliev M. A. – K.: Vyshcha shkola, 2004. – 622 s.
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