MPV_CSES Civil Society, Economy and the State

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Ing. Vladimír Hyánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Jakub Pejcal, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Vladimír Hyánek, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 2/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 29 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This course shall enhance students' comprehension of the characteristics, determinants and consequences of collective action with regard to the economy and public policy-making in liberal democracies.
Learning outcomes
After the course the students shall be familiar with basic theories, concepts and arguments on the role of economic determinants and context in the research on civil society, collective action and its interaction with the state and public policies.
  • 1. Civil Society as Nonprofit sector
  • Main research traditions
  • Two dimensions of nonprofit and voluntary action
  • Nonprofit Labour Economics
  • * Workshop with expert on civil society as nonprofit sector
  • 2. Civil Society and Economy
  • Economic explanations of collective action
  • Case study: Trade unions
  • Case study: Great Recession and economic collective action
  • * Workshop with expert on civil society and economy
  • 3. Civil Society and Public Policies
  • Government, Advocacy and Civil Society: the Government-Nonprofit Partnership
  • Case study: Combating extremism and hate speech
  • Case study: Immigration policies in the context of the refugee crisis
  • * Workshop with expert on civil society and public policies
    recommended literature
  • TILLY, Charles and Sidney G. TARROW. Contentious politics. Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers, 2007, xiii, 245. ISBN 9781594512469. URL info
  • Nonprofits & governmentcollaboration & conflict. Edited by Elizabeth T. Boris - C. Eugene Steuerle. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 2006, xii, 453 p. ISBN 9780877668237. info
  • POWELL, Walter W and Richard STEINBERG. The nonprofit sector: a research handbook. 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006, 659 pp. ISBN 0-300-10903-2. info
  • Social movements and organization theory. Edited by Gerald F. Davis. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 2005, xviii, 434. ISBN 0521548365. info
  • OLSON, Mancur. The logic of collective action : public goods and the theory of groups. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971, x, 186. ISBN 0674537513. info
Teaching methods
lectures, seminar discussions with experts
Assessment methods
submission/presentation of position papers (60%), submission of final paper (40%)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 3 bloky.
Information on course enrolment limitations: We prefer MA students, but we also accept BA students with strong motivations.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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