Course: Korporativism

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Course title Korporativism
Course code KAP/KORP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Jurek Petr, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Jeřábek Martin, PhDr. Dipl. - Pol. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to corporativism; corporativist approach and comparative method; definition of the term in the past and present 2. Phenomenon of corporativism and social/industrial relations in the 20th century 3. Four forms of corporativism in historical development 4. Universalist theories of corporativism: Othmar Spann and the concept of "Estates state" 5. Corporativism and fascism/totalitarianism 6. Neocorporativism and its critics 7. Strong corporativism: Austria after 1945 8. Swiss corporativism and its specific features; Swedish welfare state model 9. Mesoscale corporativism; Germany after 1945 10. Corporativism and corporate relations in Latin America 11. Weak corporativism: industry and trades unions in Western Europe and USA 12. Corporativism in the EU 13. Summary and discussion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - describe major theoretical and historical forms of corporativism - define main practical features of corporativism and apply them in the analysis of case studies - classify particular cases according to corporativism types - analyze corporativism at national, regional and supranational levels
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Bischof, Günther/Pelinka, Anton (ed.). Austro-Corporatism. Pst, Present, Future. Contemporary Austrian Studies, Bd. 4.. New Brunswick, 1996.
  • Bucheli, Markus. Die direkte Demokratie im Rahmen eines Konkordanz- oder Koalitionssystems. Ein Beitrag zur Diskussion über die Totalrevision der schweizerischen Bundesverfassung.. Bern und Stuttgart, Verlag Paul Haupt, 1979.
  • Cawson, Alan. Corporatism and political theory. Blackwell, Oxford, 1986.
  • Katzenstein, Peter. Corporatism and Change. Austria, Switzerland and the Politics of Industry. Cornell University Press, Ithace and London, 1984.
  • Lehmbruch, Gerhard. Proporzdemokratie: Politisches System und politische Kultur in der Schweiz und in Österreich. Mohr Verlag, Tübingen, 1967.
  • Monks, Robert A. G./Minow, Nell. Corporate governance. Blackwell, Oxford, 2001.
  • Pernthaler, Peter. Kammern im Bundesstaat. Verfassungsrechtliche und verfassungspolitische Gesichtspunkte einer stärkerek Föderalisierung der Kammern in Österreich. Braumüller, Wien, 1997.
  • Říchová, Blanka. Přehled moderních politologických teorií : [empiricko-analytický přístup v soudobé politické vědě]. Vyd. 2. Praha : Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-177-8.
  • Zysman, John/Tyson, Laura (ed.). American Industry in International Competition: Government Policies and Corporate Strategies. New York, 1983.

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 Modern History (15-3) History courses 2 Summer