Foreign Policy of Serbia

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  • Study programme/study programmes: International Studies – module European Integration
  • Type and level of studies: Undergraduate academic studies
  • Name of the course: Foreign Policy of Serbia
  • Teacher (Surname, middle initial, name): Prof. Ivo A. Visković (70% and 50% of exercise) and Milica M. Delević Đilas, PhD, Assistant Professor (30%), 50% of exercise by Nemanja B. Džuverović, MA, Teaching Assistant
  • Status of the course: Compulsory
  • Number of ECTS: 5
  • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercise, workshops (simulations)
  • Number of classes: 2+2

Aim and outcome of the course

The course encompasses studying of genesis and contemporary foreign policy of Serbia. Students shall learn which issues of contemporary foreign policy have deeper historical roots, and which are the result of recent events in our country and its international environment. It shall interpret the influence of certain determinants of internal character and determinants linked to international environment of the country on the actual foreign policy of Serbia. It shall analyze relations with most important partners in international politics.

The main goal is to train students for independent analysis of foreign policy of their country, by gaining relevant data and applying theoretical knowledge about foreign policy. The obtained knowledge and capacities should enable students for independent monitoring and analysis of foreign political events in order to be capable for performing basic analytical tasks from this field if they are to work in state authorities, particularly in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DCMs of Serbia, scientific-research institutions, political parties and other organizations.

The basic learning outcomes should be: obtaining knowledge of genesis and characteristics of contemporary foreign policy of Serbia; training for independent finding of sources of data about these issues; gaining skill of analytical presentation of certain foreign-political problems: obtaining skill of written and oral presentation of results of own research and analysis

Content of the course
Theoretical teaching
Development of foreign policy of Serbia and the Kingdom of SCS/Kingdom of Yugoslavia until 1941; Yugoslavia in conflict of interests of big forces during and immediately after the World War Two: International position and foreign policy of Yugoslavia within the framework of the Cold War; Yugoslavia and its neighbors; International position and foreign policy of Yugoslavia in time of crisis and dissolution of the country; Foreign policy of FR Yugoslavia 1992-2000; Foreign policy of FR Yugoslavia 2001-2003; Characteristics of foreign policy of Serbia and Montenegro: Determinants of foreign policy of Serbia; Basic directions of foreign policy of Serbia; Relations of Serbia with big forces and other influential countries; Relations of Serbia with its neighbors; Serbia in regional institutions and processes; Kosovo as a foreign political issue

Practical teaching: Exercises, Other modes of teaching, Study research work

а) basic:
1. Dr Ivo Visković, Zbirka tekstova o spoljnoj politici (SRJ/SCG; FPN Belgrade, 2005 (about 180 pages)
2. Dr Ivo Visković, Spol.jna politika – repetitorijum, II (supplemented) edition, FPN, Belgrade, 2005 (about 40 pages)
3. (group of authors) Jugoslavia i svet 2000, Belgrade, 2000 (about 140 pages)
4. Dr Velibor Gavranov – dr Momir Stojković, Međunarodni odnosi i spoljna politika Jugoslavije, Belgrade, 1972 (about 100 pages)
4. (in preparation: Dr I. Visković – Dr M. Delević-Đilas, Zbirka tekstova o spoljnoj politici Srbije, FPN, Belgrade (2008)
b) additional
1. Dr Milan Šahović (ed) Međjunarodno pravo i jugoslovenska kriza, Belgrade, 1996 2. Miodrag Mitić, Problemi jugoslovenske diplomatije i diplomatske službe, Belgrade, 1997 3. Dr Predrag Simić, Put u Rambuje, Belgrade, 2000 4. (group of authors), SR Jugoslavija i njeno okruženje, Belgrade, 222 5. Dobrica Ćosić, Piščevi zapisi (1992-1993), Belgrade, 2004; 6. Vatroslav Vekarić, Foreign Policy in Transition, Belgrade, 2005; 7. articles in journals “Međunarodni problemi”, “Međunarodna politika” and “Vojno delo”; 8. internet sites

Assessment of knowledge

Pre-examination commitments

  • Activity during the lectures 10
  • Colloquim(a) 30
  • Seminar(s) 20

Final examination

  • Oral examination 40

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