Course: Geographic aspect of politics

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Course title Geographic aspect of politics
Course code KAP/GEO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šanc David, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Political geography as part of modern political science 2. The influence of political processes on shaping the political map of the world 3. The spatial dimension of politics within the state - the electoral geography, internal political-administrative division of the country, regional political parties 4. The spatial dimension of international politics - introduction to geopolitics 5. Political region, typology of political regions, examples 6. The international system and anomalous units - weak states, collapsed states and quasi-states 7. The spatial dimension of conflict (political, ethnic, religious conflicts) 8. Political and territorial development in selected regions of the world

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 55 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
vymezit různé typy státotvorných procesů
charakterizovat procesy, které ovlivňují vnitřní i zahraniční politiku státu
klasifikovat jednotlivé typy politicko-geografických regionů
popsat formování politicko-geografické struktury jednotlivých regionů světa
vysvětlit vztah mezi geografickou sférou a politickou v rámci státu i v mezinárodním prostředí
charakterizovat význam politické geografie pro obor politologie a mezinárodní vztahy
professional skills
na základně získaných znalostí samostatně analyzovat vliv politicko-geografických faktorů na stabilitu státu respektive regionu
interpretovat historické i současné konflikty ve vztahu k politicko-geografickým aspektům
samostatně zhodnotit postavení státu v regionu
analyzovat a interpretovat vliv politicko-geografických faktorů na vnitřní i zahraniční politiky států
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Self-study of literature
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
professional skills
Seminar
Textual studies
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
professional skills
Individual presentation at a seminar
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Šanc, David. Panregiony ve 21. století : vývoj a perspektivy mezinárodních makroregionů. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7380-357-5.
  • Flint, Colin; Taylor, Peter J. Political geography : world-economy, nation-state and locality. 5th ped. Harlow : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN 0-13-196012-1.
  • Glassner, Martin Ira; Fahrer, Chuck. Political geography. 3rd ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN 978-0-471-35266-2.
  • Gray, Colin S.; Sloan, Geoffrey. Geopolitics, geography and strategy. London : Frank Cass, 1999. ISBN 0-7146-8053-2.
  • Jones, Martin; Jones, Rhys,; Woods, Michael. An introduction to political geography : space, place and politics. London : Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0-415-25077-3.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Atlas mezinárodních vztahů : prostor a politika po skončení studené války. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7380-015-4.


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 - (14-2,3) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Social and Cultural Anthropology (14-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-1,2,3) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts - (17-1) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (14-4) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Social and Cultural Anthropology (14-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Social and Cultural Anthropology (14-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Social and Cultural Anthropology (14-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-1,2,3) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations - British and American Studies (14-4) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts - (14-4) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (14-4) Social sciences 1 Winter