POLd0105 Theory of Stein Rokkan

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! POL011 Theory of Stein Rokkan && ! NOW ( POL011 Theory of Stein Rokkan )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is based on Stein Rokkan's background. The focus is on Rokkan's work as part of the European tradition and sources of comparative political science and the application of his concepts, their development, especially regarding cleavages.
Learning outcomes
The main outcome is that the student learns to prepare a paper that will be published in a scientific journal. Students will also gain an orientation in the concepts and approaches based on the work of S. Rokkan and other authors following him and learn to apply them.
  • 1. Rokkan's works as part of the European tradition and sources of comparative political science. 2. Application of Rokkan's concepts with emphasis on the Central European context.
  • Flora, P. (ed.) (1999): State Formation, Nation-Building, and Mass Politics in Europe. The Theory of Stein Rokkan, Oxford.
Teaching methods
Individual consultations.
Assessment methods
Required outputs: the paper in the form of the academic manuscript (max. 30 points) plus one position paper (max. 10 points). A minimum of 26 out of 40 points is required to pass the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Academic Honesty Students are expected to know the Masaryk University study rules and maintain academic honesty by refraining from plagiarism and from cheating during exams. Plagiarism means that one presents other peoples’ ideas as one’s own and does not credit the author. Plagiarism is one of the most serious breaches of ethical standards in the academic environment, for it denies the mission of the university and the meaning of studying. From a legal perspective, plagiarism is the stealing of intellectual property. The official FSS disciplinary policy states that academic dishonesty is not tolerated under any circumstances. For students caught plagiarizing or cheating in a course, the minimum penalty is immediate expulsion from the course, a grade of F for the semester, and referral to the Faculty Dean, who may choose to send the case to the FSS Disciplinary Committee. To avoid plagiarism, students are responsible for learning and following the rules about proper citation of sources.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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