ESF:BPV_VES1 Public Administration I - Course Information

BPV_VES1 Public Administration I

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Filip Hrůza, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
Mon 8:00–9:50 P102, Mon 8:00–9:50 P106
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPV_VES1/01: each even Monday 10:00–11:50 P304, D. Špaček
BPV_VES1/02: each odd Monday 10:00–11:50 P304, D. Špaček
BPV_VES1/03: each odd Monday 12:00–13:50 P304, F. Hrůza
BPV_VES1/04: each even Monday 12:00–13:50 P304, F. Hrůza
BPV_VES1/05: each even Wednesday 8:00–9:50 P106, F. Hrůza
BPV_VES1/06: each odd Wednesday 8:00–9:50 P106, F. Hrůza
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to introduce students the scope of the 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 a apply it in the Czech context;
- to introduce and apply the basic theory of state and basic ideas of Czech administrative law theory;
- to introduce and characterize 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 introduce and discuss special public administration topics (e-government, civil service, legislative process, public tenders, management of crisis).
Learning outcomes
By passing the course students: - obtain knowledge that enable tham to understand specifics of public administration and the public sector;
- will be able to analyze potential and issues of political systems;
- will understand a specific role of individual types of public authorities in the Czech Republic;
- will understand systém of public tenders and will be able to apply the obtained knowledge.
  • Supposed topics of lectures are the following:
  • 1. Public sector and public administration theory - introduction
  • 2. Forms of government
  • 3. Czech public administration reform
  • 4. Municipalities and their problems
  • 5. Statutory cities and the capital of Prague
  • 6. Regional administration and its problems
  • 7. Role and problems of central government in the Czech Republic
  • 8. E-government - aims, trends, situation in the CR
  • 9. Civil service in the CR
  • 10. Legislative process in the CR
  • 11. Public tendering, problems, control mechanisms
  • 12. Management of crises - introduction
    required literature
  • Studijní materiály připravené vyučujícím.
  • Příslušná legislativa.
  • Aktuální informace na webu příslušných subjektů veřejné správy.
  • HENDRYCH, Dušan. Správní právo. Obecná část. 5. rozšíř. vyd. Praha: C.H.BECK, 2003. 793 pp. ISBN 80-717-9671-9. info
    recommended literature
  • Filip, Jan - Svatoň, Jan - Zimek, Josef. Základy státovědy. 3. opr. a zkrác. vyd.. -- Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 264 s. ISBN 8021030232.
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. Lectures explain basic topics. During the seminars the basic topics are discussed as well as elaborated by presentations of seminar essays. Student develop knowledges through homeworks and its public presentation as well as active participation during seminars.
Assessment methods
In order to pass the subject, students are required to:
1. gain at least 50 % of total points from two written test which takes place during the seminars according to the schedule;
2. to elaborate and present the final essay on selected topic within the prescribed quality framework within the prescribed deadline
3. to pass the final test with at least 60 points. The requirements stipulated in the point 1 and 2 form necessary preccondition for students to be able to apply for the final exam

Requirements (including the literature) are further specified in the interactive scheme and the downloadable studying plan before the semester starts.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: k=1.
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 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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