• World in Transition and Central European Transformation

    World in Transition and Central European Transformation

    "If you're interested in history, politics, economy, or any platform of social sciences and international relations, this is the program you must pursue! Absolutely insightful and exceptional experience."

World in Transition and Central European Transformation

History has taught us that governments are fluid, able to move between dictatorships, autocracies, democracies and monarchies. This course uses the Central-European path to democracy and applies the knowledge learned to the problems of today's world. Central Europe’s political, social and economic transformation of the 1990s provides an excellent case study for students looking to better understand the complexities of forming democratic societies. By narrowing in on the experiences of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, students will analyze what did and did not work, and apply these learnings to countries undergoing transitions today.

Through the interdisciplinary lens, students deconstruct the social barriers to political and economic change. Each module compares lessons of Central Europe to current examples, enabling students to see a direct relation to what they are learning. Students come away with a better knowledge of the Central European transformation, and how politics, society, law and economics are interconnected in country transformations.

The participants of this course will:

  • Grasp the theory of relevant academic fields towards a major transformation of state system
  • Learn about cases of the Czech and its neighbours’ transformation experience and assess it critically based on the theory and comparison
  • Engage in stimulating interdisciplinary and intercultural discussions about current cases of transition states in the world
  • Utilize acquired knowledge of the transformation theory and practice and apply it to a current country undergoing transformation in the world.

Credits: Students will receive 8 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.

Dates and Fees

Dates: 20 June – 11 July 2021

Cost: The cost of this program is €700

  • All students who apply and commit by June 1 will receive a €100 discount.
  • An additional discount will be provided to students of Masaryk University. Please email summer@czs.muni.cz for more information.

Tuition includes:

  • Tuition for the summer school
  • Virtual Site Visits (Radio Free Europe, UN, etc.)
  • Masaryk University Transcript

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    25 June

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