POL109 Political Systems

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Folvarčný (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavlína Šedová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Martin Vérteši (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, Ph.D.
Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Thu 20. 2. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 27. 2. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 5. 3. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 12. 3. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 19. 3. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 26. 3. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 2. 4. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 9. 4. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 23. 4. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 30. 4. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 7. 5. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Thu 14. 5. 10:00–11:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Students should be able to understand and analyse political systems of democratic and non-democratic countries.
Syllabus
  • 1. Theory of democracy I. 2. Theory of democracy II. 3. Konsotional democracy, consensual and Westminster model 4. Swiss democracy, parliamentary democracy 5. Presidential and semi-presidential model - USA and France 6. Chancellors model - Germany; West-European parliamentary systems 7. Half-semestral test 8. Post-Communist democracies in the Central Europe 9. Model of the Eastern Europe - Russian Federation 10. Balkan states I. 11. Balkan states II. 12. Evropean union Class resources are available to students through Masaryk University’s online Information System (IS). Under the course title "POL109: Politické systémy" you will find an interactive syllabus which contains important general information about the course and the weekly schedule with links to required course materials, such as the lecture files and quizzes.
Literature
  • HLOUŠEK, Vít and Lubomír KOPEČEK. Demokracie. Teorie, modely, osobnosti, podmínky, nepřátelé a perspektivy demokracie (Democracy. Theories, Models, Individualities, Conditions, Enemies and Perspectives of Democracy). 1st ed. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity, 2003. 379 pp. Sborníky, svazek č.16. ISBN 80-210-3195-6. info
  • DVOŘÁKOVÁ, Vladimíra. Komparace politických systémů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, nakladatelství Oeconomica, 2003. 265 s. ISBN 8024505347. info
  • ŘÍCHOVÁ, Blanka. Komparace politických systémů II. Vyd. 3., přeprac. V Praze: Oeconomica, 2004. 230 s. ISBN 9788024507576. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures, reading of the political systems analysis and writing of the seminar paper.
Assessment methods
Seminar paper (maximum 6 point), half-semestral test (maximum 10 points) and written final test (maximum 30 points). Students need at least 28 points (out of maximum 46 points) and at least 16 points for the final test.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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