Course: Political System of Czech Republic

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Course title Political System of Czech Republic
Course code KAP/CRE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. introduction, dissolution of Czechoslovakia, causes, question of succession 2. foundation of the Czech Republic - adoption of Constitution 3. political institutions - power division 4. president, parliament, government, judicial system 5. foundation of political parties, party system 6. Czech civil society, political culture 7. system of media 8. Czech Republic in international system - relationship with NATO and EU - Europeanization of Czech parties 9. current issues

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study of literature, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will acquire the knowledge of Czech political system after 1992. They will understand the causes of the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and will be able to describe the establishment of independent Czech state institutions. They will understand the specific Czech political culture and explain the most important moments in the development of Czech political system. Students will be able to place Czech Republic within the contexts of Europe and the world, and to explain the meaning of Europeanization within the Czech context.
teaching methods
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, Bradley F. The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation. Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism.. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, Inc,, 2004.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Czech foreign policy - small state or middle power approach?. Politics in Central Europe ISSN 1801-3422 Vol. 1. 2005.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. The process of democracy consolidation: theoretical approach based on the example of the Czech republic. Proceedings University of West Bohemia. 2000. Sect. 2001.
  • Pelant, Pavel - Kysela, Jan (eds.). The Czech Senate. History and Presence.. Prague: HQ Kontakt, 2003.
  • Stein, Eric. Česko - Slovensko : konflikt - roztržka - rozpad. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0752-0.
  • Večerník, Jiří - Matějů, Petr (eds.). Ten years of rebuilding capitalism: Czech society after 1989.. Prague: Academia, 1999.

Study plans that include the course
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