ENS284 Environmental conflicts in Czech Republic

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Tomáš Chabada (lecturer)
Mgr. Mikuláš Černík (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jan Činčera, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jan Činčera, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Veronika Išová
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Wed 10:00–11:40 U33
Prerequisites (in Czech)
ENS101 Local Environmental Risks || NOW ( ENS101 Local Environmental Risks )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with fundamental cases of environmental conflicts from recent years in the Czech Republic. During the course, students will get familiar with the history and development of these cases and the main actors involved. Emphasis is placed on capturing the complexity of individual cases and also on identifying more general patterns that repeat across different cases. The course should enable students to orientate themselves in major environmental conflicts in the Czech Republic and to approach their assessment with an understanding of the necessary contexts. Students will be able to critically evaluate the positions of the individual actors involved in the case as well as the promoted solutions. These skills could be applied for the analysis of other environmental conflicts in the Czech Republic as well as in other countries.
Syllabus
  • The case of NP Šumava, Problems with forests in Czech Republic • Territorial ecological limits of brown coal mining in North Bohemia • Mining of mineral resources (Lithium, Gold) • Nuclear Power Plants in the Czech Republic, Deep geological repositories of nuclear waste • Construction of dams (case of dam in Nové Heřminovy) • Air Pollution (Ostrava) • Environmental cases in Brno (e.g. Main railway station) • Animal rights (Fur farming, breeding of dogs) • Construction of motorways • Occupation of arable land
Literature
  • Situační zpráva ke Strategii udržitelného rozvoje ČR. Edited by Jan Kovanda - Tomáš Hák. 1. vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2009. 183 s. ISBN 9788072124886. Změněno: 3. 12. 2017 09:56, Mgr. Tomáš Chabada
  • YIN, Robert K. Case study research : design and methods. 4th ed. Los Angeles, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009. xiv, 219. ISBN 9781412960991. info
  • Situační zpráva ke Strategii udržitelného rozvoje ČR : souhrn. Edited by Jan Kovanda - Tomáš Hák - Bedřich Moldan. 1. vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2009. 31 s. ISBN 9788072124916. info
Teaching methods
The course is based on seminars and individual work with study sources. Seminars assume independent student preparation and active participation in lessons. • Seminars, Group presentation, Individual homeworks, Group discussions, Participation of guests
Assessment methods
Attendance on seminars is required (2 absences are tolerated). • The course assessment will be conducted continuously during the semester. Students are expected to actively participate in the discussions during the seminars. Student should submit a short individual preparation before each seminar according to the instructions. Presentation of the environmental case is part of the assessment as well. • Assessment: Presentation of environmental case (20 points), Individual preparation for seminars (10 X 5 points), Final colloquium (30 points). • It is necessary to obtain at least 60 points to pass the course.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Kurz se otevírá při 5 a více přihlášených studentech.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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