POL102 Party Systems

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2010
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. Tomáš Franko (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Kneblová (assistant)
Mgr. Zuzana Řiháková (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Smrčková (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 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
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 19 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to understand, explain and discuss notions and models of political parties and party systems. The students should be also able to describe and analyse the individual party systems especially of Western and East-Central Europe. They will be work with information on party politics in modern democracies.
  • 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
  • SARTORI, Giovanni. Strany a stranické systémy : schéma pro analýzu. Translated by Jiří Kohoutek - Radek Tomáš. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2005. 466 s. ISBN 8073250624. info
  • KLÍMA, Michal. Volby a politické strany v moderních demokraciích. Vyd. 1. Praha: Radix, 1998. 273 s. ISBN 80-86031-13-6. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and class discussions.
Assessment methods
1. midterm exam; 2. final exam; 3. paper. Final marking: A. 48 - 45 p.; B. 44 - 41 p.; C. 40 - 37 p.; D. 36 - 33 p.; E. 32 - 29 p.; F. 28 p. and less.
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 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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