Course: Theory of the State 1

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Course title Theory of the State 1
Course code KAP/TS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Malast Jan, JUDr. et PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Stulík Ondřej, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. State (concept, basic attributes, complementary attributes, definition) 2. Theoretical models of statehood and their historical development 3. State power (concept, legality and legitimacy of its exercise, separation of state powers) 4. State forms and regimes (unitary state, federation, confederation, regional state, republic and monarchy) 5. Forms of government (parliamentarism, presidentialism, semi-presidentialism, constitutional and absolutist form of government)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 13 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will hav detailed knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches to the study of state and statehood. They will be able to define the concept, specify its basic and complementary attributes and distinguish between the different perceptions of state in law and political science. They will be able to describe the development of theoretical models of statehood in deep historical perspective, distinguish between particular state forms and regimes (unitary state, federation, confederation, regional state, republic, monarchy), define their main attributes and illustrate with examples. Students will be able to delineate the basic forms of government (parliamentarism, presidenmtialism, semi-presidentialism), identify their main attributes, compare them and specify their pros and cons.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Textual studies
assessment methods
Test
Recommended literature
  • Adamová, Karolina; Křížovský, Ladislav. Dějiny myšlení o státě. 1. vyd. Praha : ASPI, 2000. ISBN 80-86395-07-3.
  • Aristotelés. Politika. 2. vyd. Praha : Rezek, 1998. ISBN 80-86027-10-4.
  • Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan or the matter, forme and power of a commonwealth ecclesiasticall and civil. New York : Collier books, 1973.
  • Holzbachová, Ivana. Dějiny společenských teorií. 1. vyd, 1. dotisk. Brno : Filozofická fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, 1997. ISBN 80-210-1318-4.
  • Platón. Ústava. 1. vyd. Praha : Svoboda-Libertas, 1993. ISBN 80-205-0347-1.
  • 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.
  • Valeš, Lukáš. Dějiny politických teorií. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2004. ISBN 80-86898-00-8.


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 Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 3 Winter