POL250 Introduction of comparation of political systems

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Daniel Kerekeš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Matěj Pospíchal (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marcela Voženílková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, 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
Tue 9:45–11:15 P24
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/60, only registered: 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to compare political systems and to learn more about the smaller West-European countries
  • 1. Comparative method and comparison of the political systems 2. Constitutions and Constitutional Courts 3. Constutional Courts in the Western Europe 4. Executive power 5. Exemples of the executive power 6. Legislative power 7. Similarities and differences in the legislative power in the Western Europe 8. Electoral systems 9. Comparison of the electoral systems 10. Self-government and other elements of the political system 11. Analysis of the other elements of the political system Class resources are available to students through Masaryk University’s online Information System (IS). Under the course title "POL250: Základy komparace politických systémů" you will find an extended syllabus which contains important general information about the course and the weekly schedule
  • HAGUE, Rod and Martin HARROP. Comparative government and politics : an introduction. 5th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001. xv, 316 s. ISBN 0-333-92971-3. info
  • Political institutions in Europe. Edited by Josep M. Colomer. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2002. xi, 313. ISBN 0415267919. info
  • ŘÍCHOVÁ, Blanka. Komparace politických systémů II. Vyd. 3., přeprac. V Praze: Oeconomica, 2004. 230 s. ISBN 9788024507576. info
Teaching methods
The course is mostly conducted through lectures.
Assessment methods
It is necessary to get at least 25 of maximum 40 points. Seminar paper - maximum 10 points, oral seminar presentation - maximum 5 points, written final test - maximum 25 points.
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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