Course: The Modern state

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Course title The Modern state
Course code KAP/MS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Strnadová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Stulík Ondřej, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Road to the Modern State 2. Beginnings: Early modern states 3. Modern state, capitalism and industrialization - economy 4. New structure of society and modern situation; modern state as natinal state 5. Elite transformations 6. State and ideology 7. Power, authority and legitimacy 8. Modern constitutionalism - rule of law 9. Sovereignty of the state - structures of governance and administration 10. Citizenship in modern state, borders and modern state 11. West and the Others, modern state in the international order 12. State in the age of globalization

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Seminar classes, Textual studies
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to identify defining features of the modern state and to place them within wider contexts of historical development. They will be able to differentiate and describe various types of statehood. Successful candidates will apply the knowledge to the study of statehood within the contemporary system of global governance and identify factors affecting statehood formation.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Hay, Colin; Lister, Michael; Marsh, David. The state : theories and issues. 1st ed. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 1-4039-3426-6.
  • HLOUŠEK, V. - KOPEČEK, L. Konfliktní demokracie. Moderní masová politika ve střední Evropě.. Brno: IIPS,, 2004.
  • Říchová, Blanka. Přehled moderních politologických teorií : [empiricko-analytický přístup v soudobé politické vědě]. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2000. ISBN 80-7178-461-3.
  • S?rensen, Georg. Stát a mezinárodní vztahy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-910-0.

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 Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 1 Summer