MPV_VES2 Public Administration II

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. David Špaček, 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
each even Thursday 8:00–9:50 P302a
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_VES2/01: each odd Thursday 8:00–9:50 P302a, D. Špaček
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to introduce the main theory of public administration and to discuss current trends and issues of administrative reforms in the Czech Republic and foreign countries. One module is dedicated to administrative procedure and its special forms.
Learning outcomes
By passing the course students will be able:
• to understand and characterize specifics of public administration and role of PA considering various approaches and theories from the field of public administration, administrative law theory, public economy;
• to understand main theories and trends of foreign administrative reforms;
• to understand and discuss role and models of self-governments and potential and problems of decentralization;
• to understand and discuss role of the central level, inter-governmentalism and problems of deconcentration and coordination;
• to understand and discuss the global level of governance and the role of selected intern- and supra-national organizations;
• to understand and discuss the role of ethics and its instruments in PA;
• to understand and discuss the role of accountability and its mechanisms in the Czech Republic;
• to understand existing civil service models and comment and evaluate their practice in the Czech Republic;
• to understand the role of public information, transparency and e-gov and problems of e-gov management;
• to understand and apply Czech administrative procedure law.
  • The course concentrates on the following topics:
  • 1) State and public administration - their functions in the past and in the present
  • 2) Public administration reforms and their motives, Czech reform and its starting points and results
  • 3) Role and models of self-governments, issues of decentralization, situation in the Czech Republic
  • 4) Role of central government, intergovernmental relations and problems of deconcentration and coordination, situation in the Czech Republic
  • 5) Global governance, international and supranational organizations
  • 6) Role of the ethics in public administration, instruments, corruption, situation in the Czech Republic
  • 7) Civil servants - models, trends, situation in the Czech Republic
  • 8) Public administration accountability and system of public administration control
  • 9) Public information, openness and transparency, role of e-government and problems of e-gov management
  • 10) Administrative rules of procedures I (fundamentals, principles, subjects, phases)
  • 11) Administrative rules of procedures II (selected specialized issues)
    required literature
  • Ochrana, F., Půček, M., Špaček, D. Veřejná správa. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, 2015. El. materiál v IS.
  • Relevantní legislativa.
  • Aktuální informace z webových stránek příslušných subjektů veřejné správy podle úkolů samostudia.
    recommended literature
  • KOUDELKA, Zdeněk. Právní předpisy obcí a veřejný pořádek (The Legal Rules of Selfgovernment and Public Peace). In Zdokonalování veřejné správy a samosprávy v ČR. 1. vyd. Brno: Ekonomicko správní fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, 2007. p. 112-121, 10 pp. ISBN 978-80-7302-125-2. info
  • COGAN, Rudolf. Krajské zřízení. Vyd. 1. Praha: ASPI, 2004. 440 s. ISBN 8073570416. info
  • FRUMAROVÁ, Kateřina. Ochrana před nečinností veřejné správy v českém právním řádu. Praha: Linde, 2005. 246 s. ISBN 8072015052. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion during seminars (following reading asingments and tasks defined by instructions for individual seminars).
Assessment methods
IIn order to pass the subject, students of the full-time form are required to:
1. attend seminars (one absence is tolerated)
2. pass an oral exam

Requirements (including the literature) are further specified in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: k=2.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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