MVV314K Threats to Democracy

Právnická fakulta
podzim 2020
Rozsah
0/1/0. 3 kr. Ukončení: k.
Vyučováno online.
Vyučující
Mgr. Monika Martišková, PhD. (cvičící), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (zástupce)
Garance
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Právnická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Právnická fakulta
Rozvrh seminárních/paralelních skupin
MVV314K/01: Po 23. 11. 16:00–17:40 041, 18:00–19:40 041, Út 24. 11. 16:00–17:40 041, St 25. 11. 18:00–19:40 041, Čt 26. 11. 16:00–17:40 041, M. Martišková
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
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Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 30 stud.
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Mateřské obory/plány
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Cíle předmětu
The subject-matter of the course is to understand more deeply the idea of democracy through various topics. The course will give the introduction into the concept of democracy as it was ment to be performed in the ancient times of Athens glory, and how the decisions of the people directly threatened the democratic system. Moving further in the history, describing the regimes of totality and its intrigues often results in a condemnation of the system. The media manipulation also contributes to threats to democracy. The Jefferson’s preference for “newspapers without government” over “government without newspapers” (1787) is going to be discussed. The rule of law in democratic and legal state is nowadays not weakened only by the power of media, but also by the government and legislation itself. We will talk i.e. about how “COVID-19 provisions” influenced the proper legislative procedure, the cases when law is not applied equally to all citizens or about the government of the people as a government of arbitrariness. Internet extremism, hoaxes, misinformation and fake in digital space is the last topic, yet not the last to be taken seriously.
Výstupy z učení
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- understand and explain the concept of democracy, how it was invented and developed and how it was/ is understood among different periods of time and nowadays, specify the advantages and risks of this kind of governing;
- work with information on the governing concepts and create their own concept of the best way of governing the state, with the reasoning;
- make reasoned argumentation on the topic of threats to democracy from the various aspects;
- make deductions based on acquired knowledge in the topic of rule of law, legality, the difference in the perception of democratic and legal state;
- interpret the definition of democratic state and its role;
Osnova
  • 1. The Athenian democracy and how the will of people can ruin the whole concept of governing.
  • 2. The concept of totalitarian regimes - its bases, performance and “justification”.
  • 3. Propaganda and manipulation in media.
  • 4. New threats to democratic and legal state, withdrawal from legality, the decay of rule of law.
  • 5. Restrictions on freedom on the Internet ensuring the protection of (liberal) democracy.
Literatura
  • Materials will be provided for each topic separately, before and during the lectures.
Výukové metody
Lectures and discussions.
Metody hodnocení
One assessment in the form of a multiple choice test and oral discussion about a previously discussed chosen topic.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
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