POL102 Party Systems

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jiří Baroš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dalibor Čaloud (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Kneblová (assistant)
doc. Mgr. Peter Spáč, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Tue 14:00–15:40 Aula
Prerequisites (in Czech)
POL104 Introduction into Pol. Sc.
Absolvování kurzu POL104 (Úvodu do politologie).
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
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course introduces to definitions, models and theoretical approaches connected with explanation and functioning of political parties and party systems. The main interest is put on basic terminology of political parties and party systems and their classification. Students will obtain general prospect of these topics in the area of Western Europe and more detailed knowledge about chosen party systems.
  • 1. Introduction. 2. Theory of political parties I. 3. Theory of political parties II. 4. Theory of party systems I. 5. Theory of party systems II. 6. Elections systems and party systems. 7. Midterm test. 8. Party system of France. 9. Party system of Germany. 10. Party system of Great Britain. 11. Party System of Italy. 12. Party systems of countries outside Europe. 13. Party systems of post-communist countries. The syllabus with details can be found in IS e-folder.
  • STRMISKA, Maxmilián, Vít HLOUŠEK, Lubomír KOPEČEK and Roman CHYTILEK. Politické strany moderní Evropy. Analýza stranicko-politických systémů (Political Parties in Modern Europe: Analysis of Party Systems). 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2005. 727 pp. Politologie. ISBN 80-7367-038-0. info
Assessment methods
Midterm test, final exam, paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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