OVp004N Basics of Political Science - lecture

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Marta Goňcová, CSc. (lecturer)
JUDr. Bc. Radovan Malachta, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Svatopluk Novák, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marta Goňcová, CSc.
Department of Civics – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Department of Civics – Faculty of Education
Mon 17:00–18:50 učebna 50
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
At the end of the course student should be able to explain Function od the State and his Organizations ant Institutions (Parliament, Goverment, President, Political system, Political Parties and so on).
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to explain how the individual engages in social action within the state apparatus. He will be ready to actively exploit the possibilities of a democratic state.
  • 1. State, origin, signs, functions. 2. State power, separation, control. 3. The Constitution, its structure and function. 4. Legislative Power. 5. Parliament, structure and scope. 6. Power executive. 7. The Government and its institutions. 8. State Administration. 9. Local Government and its institutions. 10. Elections, types, characteristics. 11. Politics, characteristics. 12. Political parties (parties, movements, coalitions).
    required literature
  • FILIP, Jan and Jan SVATOŇ. Státověda (Theory of State and Politics). 5th ed. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2011. 264 pp. ISBN 978-80-7357-685-1. URL info
  • BALÍK, Stanislav. Komunální politika. Obce, aktéři a cíle místní politiky (Local Polity, Politics and Policy. Municipalities, acteurs and aims.). 1st ed. Praha: Grada Publishing a.s., 2009. 250 pp. Politologie, 1. ISBN 978-80-247-2908-4. info
    recommended literature
  • OECD. Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2016. info
  • NOLČ, Jiří. Ústava České republiky v otázkách a odpovědích. Vydání první. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. viii, 133. ISBN 8025103927. info
  • BUDGE, Ian and Hans KEMAN. Parties and democracy : coalition formation and government functioning in twenty states. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. xii, 243. ISBN 0198279256. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Subject is conclude colloquium,.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2022.
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