Course: Europe of regions

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Course title Europe of regions
Course code KAP/ER
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šanc David, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Theories of region, new regionalism 2. Western, Eastern and Central Europe 3. Concept of regional state 4. Transnational political regions in Europe 5. Transboundary political regions in Europe 6. Selected intrastate regions in Europe 7. Selected historic regions in Europe 8. Europen cultural (linguistic, religious etc.) regions 9. European economic regions 10. Regional political parties in Europe 11. Multi-level governance in Europe

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Individual study, Self-study of literature
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 46 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students have knowledge of European geography at the level of KAP/GEO1 and KAP/GEO2 and the knowledge of European integration processes at the level of KAP/VEI and KAP/EU.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to explain and differentiate among various definitions of regions (political-geographical, political, economic, cultural, social etc.), they will be familiar with major examples of particular types of European regions and the question of the relationship between EU and regions. They will apply their knowledge on the regional policy of the EU.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
Individual study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Evropa regionů. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7380-163-2.
  • FIALA, V. - ŘÍCHOVÁ, B. a kol. Úloha politických aktérů v procesu decentralizace.. Olomouc-Praha: Moneta-FM,, 2002.
  • Rosůlek, P., Cabada, L. (2002). Evropa národů, patriotů a integrace. Dobrá Voda. Aleš Čeněk. null.
  • Wokoun, René; Kouřilová, Jana,; Lukáš, Zdeněk. Výkladový slovník regionální a strukturální politiky Evropské unie. Vyd. 1. Praha : IFEC, 2002. ISBN 80-86412-18-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer