POLn4103 American Political Institutions

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2020
Rozsah
1/1/0. 5 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučováno online.
Vyučující
Charles David Hadley (přednášející), doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D. (zástupce)
Mgr. Lenka Hrbková, Ph.D. (cvičící)
doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D. (cvičící)
Garance
doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D.
Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Oddělení politologie - Katedra politologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Rozvrh
Po 12. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Út 13. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, St 14. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Čt 15. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Pá 16. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Po 19. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Út 20. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, St 21. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Čt 22. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno, Pá 23. 10. 18:00–19:40 bude_upresneno
Předpoklady
! POL571 American Institutions && ! NOW ( POL571 American Institutions ) && (! POL339 American Institutions ) && (! POLb1113 American Institutions )
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 15 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 7/15, pouze zareg.: 0/15
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
The participant explore the basic functions of political system in USA. The main topic of the seminar is presidential election 2016.
Výstupy z učení
Student will be able: - to understand the main characterictics of American political system; - to understand the system of division of powers; - to analyze main political actors of American politics.
Osnova
  • 1. Introduction: Course overview and “The American Political System” 2. Selecting the President: A Process of Reform in Continued Flux - “The Public Funding of Presidential Elections” - “National Democratic Party/Convention Delegate Selection Reforms” - “Selecting US Presidents by Accident of Design” 3. The President: Role, Limitations, and Power - “The President: Public Expectations” - “The President in Office” 4. The Congress: An Organized Counterbalance to the President? - “The Organization and Operation of U.S. Congress” 5. The U.S. Court System: Establishment, Organization, and Operation - “Establishment of U.S. Supreme Court Power; Its Organization and Operation in the Court System” 6. The U.S. Supreme Court in American Society - “The Responsibility and Powers of the Courts” 7. Political Parties, Presidential Elections, and the Future of American Politics - “Race, Religion, and American Political Parties” - “The Future of American Politics: A Continued Revolt of the Moderates?” 8. Review 9. FINAL EXAMINATION 10. Individual meetings with students over course grades
Literatura
    povinná literatura
  • The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription,” The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html
  • MCKAY, David. American politics and society. 8th ed. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2013, xxiii, 496 p.
  • Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2015-2016 Election Cycle” (10 pgs.) The
  • Federal Election Commission, “Public Funding of Presidential Elections” (Updated February 2016; 11 pgs.)
  • The Supreme Court of the United States: Organization and Operation” (18 pp.) http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/about.html
  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Political Polarization in the American Public: How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life. It
  • Kevin J. Colman, Joseph E. Cantor, and Thomas H. Neale, “Presidential Elections in the United States: A Primer.” (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress, April 17, 2000), pp. 1-48.
  • Charles D. Hadley, “Unexpected Turbulence in a Reformed Presidential Selection System,” January 29, 2017 (21 pgs.)
  • The Constitution: Amendments 11-27” The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11- 27.html (
  • Federal Election Commission, “Citizens Guide” (Updated January 2015; 9 pgs.)
  • The Bill of Rights [Amendments 1-10]: A Transcription,” The U.S. National Archives & Records Admin. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
  • The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription,” The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
  • Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian, United States Senate, “From a Bill to a Law: Enactment of a Law” (Updated February 1997) (28 pp.)
  • Eric Petersen, “Roles and Duties of a Member of Congress.” (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, November 4, 2010). (10 pp.)
Výukové metody
Lectures, seminars
Metody hodnocení
final test
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Další komentáře
Studijní materiály
Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2019.
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