Course: Development of Czech Political System

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Course title Development of Czech Political System
Course code KAP/CPSV
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)
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. formation of Czech political system in the second half of the 19th century 2. essential characteristics of Czech political culture 3. discussions on Czech statehood 4. foreign action and the idea of independent Czechoslovakia 5. foundation and the development of the First Czechoslovak Republic 6. foreign and domestic policy 7. transformations of the system (1920s and 1930s) 8. Munich and the Second Czechoslovak Republic 9. Czechoslovak politics in two exiled centres in 1939-1945 10. re-establishment of Czechoslovakia - limited democracy 11. Communist coup d´etat and totalitarianization of political and societal life 12. Stalinization 13. 1960s and liberalization 14. Prague Spring and consequences 15. normalization and possibilities of oppostion politics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Individual study, Self-study of literature, Lecture
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to identify main developmental phases of Czech political system before 1989 and its main characteristics. They will acquire the knowledge of constitutional-political power arrangement, relevant political actors and the anchorage of Czechoslovakia in the international context of the given period.
teaching methods
Lecture
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Balík, Stanislav. Politický systém českých zemí 1848-1989. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2003. ISBN 80-210-3307-X.
  • Broklová, Eva. Československá demokracie : politický systém ČSR 1918 - 1938. 1. vyd. Praha, 1992. ISBN 80-901059-6-3.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Komunismus, levicová kultura a česká politika 1890-1938. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2005. ISBN 80-86898-32-6.
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Šanc, David. Český stranický systém ve 20. století. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2005. ISBN 80-86898-50-4.
  • Kamenec, Ivan. Slovenský stát : (1939 - 1945). Praha : Anomal, 1992. ISBN 80-900235-3-3.
  • Klimek, Antonín. Boj o Hrad. 1., Hrad a pětka. Vnitropolitický vývoj Československa 1918 - 1926 na půdorysu zápasu o prezidentské nástupnictví. Praha : Panevropa, 1996. ISBN 80-85846-06-3.
  • Klimek, Antonín. Boj o Hrad. 2., Kdo po Masarykovi? Vnitropolitický vývoj Československa 1926-1935 na půdorysu zápasu o prezidentské nástupnictví. Praha : Panevropa, 1998. ISBN 80-86130-02-9.
  • Olivová, V. Československé dějiny 1914-1939. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1991. ISBN 80-7066-419-3.
  • Stein, Eric. Česko - Slovensko : konflikt - roztržka - rozpad. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0752-0.
  • ŠIMÍČEK, V. (ED). ČESKO-SLOVENSKÉ VZTAHY A STŘEDNÍ EVROPA.. BRNO: mezinárodní politologický ústav, MU, 1994.
  • Vodička, Karel; Cabada, Ladislav. Politický systém České republiky : historie a současnost. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-718-3.


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