Course: Minorities and Democracy

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Course title Minorities and Democracy
Course code KAP/MIN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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)
  • Lupták Burzová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction, key terms, minorities 2. a) Czech Republic and the question of minorities, legal basis; Council of Europe and minority protection; Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities b) Democracy and minorities. Switzerland. National minorities in central Europe c) Minorities in society and politics 3. a) German minority in the Czech Republic - past b) Problems of integraton 4. a) Polish minority in the Czech Republic b) Slovak minority minority in the Czech Republic 5. a) German minority in the Czech Republic - present b) Guest 6. a) Hungarian minority in SLovakia b) Slovaks and Hungarians in SLovakia 7. a) Minority issues in the EU b) Individuals with radical ecological attitudes 8. a) Vietnamese minority in the Czech Republic b) Minorities in music 9. a) Homosexuals as a minority b) Physically disabled people, orphans 10. a) South Tyrol b) "Minority" opinions in Czech political sphere 11. a) Roma in the Czech Republic b) Czechs abroad (Banat) c) Minority churches in the Czech Republic 12. Guest 13. a) Roma in Slovakia b) Mentally disabled people

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - differentiate between the concepts of minority and majority - analyze political-legal aspects of minorities in contemporary democracies - critically analyze the topic - understand basic principles of consensual democracy and consociationalism - apply these models to selected examples
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Benža, Mojmír. Status of Persons Belonging to Ethic Minorities in the States of Europe. Bratislava, 1998.
  • Gabal, Ivan. Etnické menšiny ve střední Evropě : konflikt nebo integrace. Praha : G plus G, 1999. ISBN 80-86103-23-4.
  • kap, Frič, Pavol. Problém soužití Slováků a Maďarů na Slovensku v polovině 90. let.
  • kap, Götze, Andreas. Německá menšina v českých zemích po roce 1989.
  • kap, Holomek, Karel. Romská menšina v České republice.
  • kap, Hunčík, Peter. Maďarská menšina ve Slovenské republice.
  • kap, Šrajerová, Olga. Slováci v České republice.
  • kap,Borák, Mečislav. Polská menšina v České republice.
  • kol. Ochrana práv duševně nemocných v ČR z perspektivy Světové zdravotnické organizace,. Zdravotní politika a ekonomika , 5/2002, s. 31-49.
  • kol. Zpráva o situaci národnostních menšin v České republice. Praha, 2003.
  • Plichtová, Jana (ed.). Minority v politike. Bratislavské sympózium II konané 13.-16.novembra 1991 pod záštitou Václava Havla, prezidenta ČSFR. Bratislava, 1992.
  • Staněk, Tomáš. Německá menšina v českých zemích 1948 - 1989. 1. vyd. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1993. ISBN 80-85241-29-3.
  • Woelk, Jens. Südtirol: ein Lehrbeispiel für Konfliktlösung? Die Friedens-Warte. Journal of International Peace and Organisation,.


Study plans that include the course
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