Course: Canadian Politics

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Course title Canadian Politics
Course code KAP/CAN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hlaváček Pavel, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. formation and promotion of selected policies within Canadian society and within Canada?s relationship with external environment 2. development of the relationship between Anglophone and Francophone communities as well as migratory flows from (eastern) Europe, Asia and the Caribbean 3. geopolitical location of Canada - only one terrestrial border 4. incorporation of Canada into a group of Anglophone countries within the Commonwealth 5. important characteristics of Canada´s foreign and security policies 6. Canada as a middle-power advocating de-mining, the concept of human security, multilateralism etc. 7. "great-power" role of Canada in the Arctic confrontation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to answer fundamental questions related to the formation and promotion of selected policies within Canadian society and within Canada´s relationship with external environment. Students will be able to analyze the development of the relationship between Anglophone and Francophone communities as well as migratory flows from (eastern) Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of foreign policy to understand and present the specific geopolitical location of Canada - only one terrestrial frontier - incorporation of Canada into a group of Anglophone countries within the Commonwealth, and important characteristics of Canada´s foreign and security policies. Students will be able to identify Canada as a middle-power advocating de-mining, the concept of human security, multilateralism etc. Students will identify the limits of these approaches, especially the "great-power" role of Canada in the Arctic confrontation.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
assessment methods
Combined exam
Test
Recommended literature
  • Cooper, Andrew F. (ed.). Middle Power after the Cold War. New York: St. Martin´s Press, 1997.
  • Doern, G. Bruce (ed.). How Ottawa Spends, 2007 - 2008. The Harper Conservatives - Climate of Change.. 2007.
  • McCormick, James M. Democratizing Canadian Foreign Policy In: Canadian Foreign Policy. 2006.
  • Pratt, Cranford (ed.). Canadian International Development Assistance Policies: An Appraisal.. 1994.
  • Rovná, Lenka; Jindra, Miroslav. Dějiny Kanady. Praha : Lidové noviny, 2000. ISBN 80-7106-211-1.
  • Therien, Jean-Philippe - Noel, Alain. Welfare Institution and Foreign Aid: Domestic Foundations of Canadian Foreign Policy In: Canadian Journal of Political Science. 1994.
  • Weger, Klara. Politický systém Kanady. Commonwealth : politické systémy Plzeň : Aleš Čeně. 2007.


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