Course: Public Administration in Democratic Countries

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Course title Public Administration in Democratic Countries
Course code KAP/KDS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
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)
  • Valeš Lukáš, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Communal politics and liberal democracy 2. Communal politics in political systems of selected European countries, state, regional and local politics 3. Organizational and institutional structure of communal politics in selected European countries - local politics and administration 4. socioeconomic factors of communal politics 5. local political elites, opinion leaders and makers, communal politics and civil society 6. principles of the working of communal politics in EU 7. local identity ("communal citizenship", traditions) and its European dimension 8. communal politics in the life of democratic citizen

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar classes
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - explain the structure and operation of major types of the models of public administration and apply these models to systems of public administration - contextualize the transformations of public administration - compare basic features of major models of public administration
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • EUROPIEN UNION ENLARGEMENT AND THE OPEN SOCIETY AGENDA: local goverment and public administration, Open Society Institute. Budapest, 2000.
  • Bailey, J.S. Local goverment economies:principles and practice. London, 1999.
  • Dvořáková, Vladimíra. Komparace politických systémů I. Vyd. 3.,1. dotisk. Praha : Oeconomica, 2005. ISBN 80-245-0534-7.
  • Chandler, J. A. Místní správa v liberálních demokraciích : úvodní náčrt. 1. vyd. Brno : Doplněk, 1998. ISBN 80-7239-023-6.
  • Chandler, J.A. Local Govement Today. Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1991.
  • Perry, S.E. Communities on the Way:RebulidingLocal Economies in the United States and Canada. Albany, 1987.
  • Rokkan, S.S., Urwin, D. Economy. Territory, Identity:Politics of West European Peripheris. Sage Publ., London, 1983.
  • Říchová, Blanka. Komparace politických systémů II.. Praha : Vysoká škola ekonomická, 1999. ISBN 80-7079-107-1.
  • Salgado A.R. El Signifacado y las posibilidades de la autonomia y de la regionalizacion politica. La Coruňa, 1992.
  • Strmiska, Maxmilián. Regionální strany, stranické systémy a teritoriálně politický pluralismus : pojetí a typologie evropských regionálních stran a regionálních stranických soustav. Vyd. 1. Brno : AP, 2005. ISBN 80-902652-5-1.
  • Wickwan, W.H. The political Theory of Local Goverment. Columbia, 1970.
  • Wildmannová, M.- Šelešovsk, J. Územní samospráva v ČR, Rakousku a SRN. MU Brno, 2001.


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