BKV_VES1 Public Administration I

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Svatava Nunvářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Irena Václavková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Marek Vyskočil (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Sun 15. 3. 12:50–16:15 P101, Sat 11. 4. 15:30–18:45 P101
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! KVVESP Public Administration
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
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the scope of public administration in the theoretical, international, historical and particularly Czech context.

Main course objectives can be summarized as follows:
- to introduce the basic public sector and public administration theory;
- to introduce the basic theory of state and basic ideas of Czech administrative law theory;
- to enhance knowledge of forms of public administration of ancient times and middle ages;
- to enhance knowledge of basic history of public administration on the territory of the Czech state from early middle-ages to 1989;
- to introduce Czech public administration reform after 1989 till the present and to enhance the knowledge on its selected outputs (territorial public administration, central administration and their employees);
- to enhance the knowledge of European integration and European institutions.
  • Supposed topics of lectures include the following:
  • 1. Public sector theory, function of state and public administration, relationship between state administration and self-government;
  • 2. Organization and functioning of state power, forms of government and forms of state establishment;
  • 3. Institutions and rules of public administration functioning – the importance and sources of administrative law;
  • 4. Selected systems of ancient and middle-ages public administration;
  • 5. History of public administration on the territory of the Czech state from early middle ages to 1918;
  • 6. History of public administration on the territory of the Czech state in the period 1918 - 1989;
  • 7. Administrative system of the Czech Republic and territorial public administration reform after 1989;
  • 8. Central administration reform after 1989 and current trends of public administration modernization in the Czech Republic;
  • 9. System of municipalities, territorial self-government and its functions in the Czech Republic;
  • 10. Functions of regional level of public administration and Czech regions and regions of cohesion;
  • 11. System and functions of central administrative level;
  • 12. European administrative space and international and supranational level of public administration;
  • 13. Importance of human factor in public administration, phenomenon of bureaucracy, ethics and legal status of civil servants.
    required literature
  • HENDRYCH, Dušan. Správní právo. Obecná část. 5. rozšíř. vyd. Praha: C.H.BECK, 2003. 793 pp. ISBN 80-717-9671-9. info
  • Studijní materiály připravené vyučujícím.
  • Příslušná legislativa.
  • Aktuální informace na webu příslušných subjektů veřejné správy.
    recommended literature
  • POMAHAČ, Richard and Olga VIDLÁKOVÁ. Veřejná správa. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2002. xii, 278. ISBN 8071797480. info
  • Filip, Jan - Svatoň, Jan - Zimek, Josef. Základy státovědy. 3. opr. a zkrác. vyd.. -- Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 264 s. ISBN 8021030232.
  • HLEDÍKOVÁ, Zdeňka, Jan JANÁK and Jan DOBEŠ. Dějiny správy v českých zemích : od počátků státu po současnost. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2005. 568 s. ISBN 8071067091. info
Teaching methods
There are lectures (each has four hours) given during semester. Lectures are focused on explanation of the main topics of public administration. Self-study is emphasised then. Students have an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge in self-correcting on-line tests.
Assessment methods
In order to pass the course, students are required to:
1. gain at least 51 points (out of 100) in the continuous written test that takes place during the second block of the instruction;
2. elaborate a final essay on a selected topic within the prescribed quality framework within the prescribed deadline;
3. pass the final test with at least 60 points. The requirements stipulated in points 1 and 2 form a necessary precondition for students to be eligible to take the final exam.

Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: k=1
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět KVVESP.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: počet hodin tutoriálů: 8.
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 Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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