POL248 Introduction into the geography election

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Daniel Kerekeš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Matěj Pospíchal (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D.
Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 8:00–9:30 U41
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objetive of the course is to provide students both elementary and more detailed knowledge of political support of political parties within the legislative bodies of countries in and outside the EU. At the end of the course, the students will better understand voting behaviour in the countires and differences between the various regions.
  • Weekly schedule of lectures: 1. Intorduction to the topic, literature and requirements of the course, registration of term-paper topics. 2. Delimitation of elecoral geography as a sub-disciplin of political science, relationship with political geography, demography and other social science dispiclins. Terminology (region, political region, electoral district etc.) 3. Electoral geography of the Czech Republic.. 4. Electoral geography of Brno. 5. Electoral geography of France. 6. Electoral geography of postcommunist countries / Poland. 7. Electoral geography of Great Britan. 8. Electoral geography of Germany, Austria. 9. Electoral geography of Scandinavian countries. 10. Electoral geography of Italy. 11. Electoral geography of Russia. 12. Credit and final seminar.
  • Pink, Michal. Francouzské prezidentské volby 2007 z pohledu volební geografie. on-line Středoevropské politické studie, Brno : Mezinárodní politologický ústav MU, IX, Číslo 2-3, od s. 162-187, 25 s.
  • Pink, Michal - Kabát, Martin. Parlamentní volby 2006 a volební geografie. In Čaloud, Dalibor - Foltýn, Tomáš - Havlík, Vlastimil - Matušková, Anna. Volby do Poslanecké sněmovny v roce 2006. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2006,. od s. 12
  • Lewis – Beck, Michael. The French Voter before and After the 2002 Elections. 2004 New York, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • BALÍK, Stanislav. Lokální politický pluralismus: Brno ve třech stoletích (Local Political Pluralism: Brno during Three Centuries). 2006. URL info
  • ŘÍCHOVÁ, Blanka. Přehled moderních politologických teorií : [empiricko-analytický přístup v soudobé politické vědě]. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2006. 303 s. ISBN 8073671778. info
  • FIALA, Petr and Maxmilián STRMISKA. Víceúrovňové vládnutí: teorie, přístupy, metody (Multi-level governance: theories, concepts and approaches). In FIALA, Petr and Maxmilián STRMISKA. Víceúrovňové vládnutí: teorie, přístupy, metody. 1st ed. Brno: ISPO a CDK, 2005. p. 5-6. ISBN 80-7325-074-8. info
  • DENVER, D. T. Elections and voters in Britain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. xii, 212. ISBN 0333751914. info
  • KOSTELECKÝ, Tomáš. Rozdíly v chování regionálních populací a jejich příčiny. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, 1995. 88 s. ISBN 80-85950-03-0. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, working groups, presentation of students work.
Assessment methods
To pass the course, the student has to gain minimum of 31 points out of 100. 60 points can be gained in the written exam, 20 for the written asignment and 20 for active participation in the seminars together with a presentation of a report on a topic connected with the sub.ject of the course or an additional written essay. Grading: A: 100 – 93 B: 92 - 85 C: 84 – 77 D: 76 - 69 E: 68 - 61, F: 60 and less.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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