Course: Geographical aspects of politics

« Back
Course title Geographical aspects of politics
Course code KAP/GEON
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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 a part of modern political science 2. Influence political processes in shaping the political map of the world 3. The spatial dimension of politics within the state - electoral geography, internal political-administrative division of the state, regional political parties 4. The spatial dimension of international politics - Introduction to geopolitics 5. Politico-geographical regions - typology, characteristics, examples of the effect on national politics and international relations 6. International system and the anomalous political geographic units - weak states and quasi Failed States 7. The spatial dimensions of conflict (political, ethnic, religious) 8. Political and territorial development in selected regions of the world

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Self-study of literature, Lecture
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply major geopolitical theories to global events in the 20th century. They will be able to analyze particular geographic regions through the macroperspective political-geographic method and to interpret connections among political-geographic factors (shape of state territory, population composition etc.) and domestic and foreign policy of particular state or region.
klasifikovat jednotlivé typy politicko-geografických regionů
vysvětlit vztah mezi geografickou sférou a politickou v rámci státu i v mezinárodním prostředí
vymezit různé typy státotvorných procesů
popsat formování politicko-geografické struktury jednotlivých regionů světa
charakterizovat procesy, které ovlivňují vnitřní i zahraniční politiku státu
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
analyzovat a interpretovat vliv politicko-geografických faktorů na vnitřní i zahraniční politiky států
interpretovat historické i současné konflikty ve vztahu k politicko-geografickým aspektům
samostatně zhodnotit postavení státu v regionu
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Seminar
Students' portfolio
Individual study
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
professional skills
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Group presentation at a seminar
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 Social and Cultural Anthropology (16-1,2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Social and Cultural Anthropology (16-1,2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter