Course: Regional Economy and Regional Politics

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Course title Regional Economy and Regional Politics
Course code KGE/REG1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Tlučhoř Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Introduction to studies of regional economy and policy - Sources of data and information about regional economy - Basic methods and techniques of regional economy research - Localization of economic activities, localization factors - Neoclassical, behavioral and structuralist approach to theory of localization - Spatial attractiveness and competition, spatial structure, agglomeration and urbanization effects, economic-political importance of external effects, optimal size of a city - Theory of urban land use (positional rent), settlement structure and city system, Central place theory - Phase model of city development (agglomerations) - Regional development, classical theory of regional development (export base, neoclassical theory, polarization theory) - Theories of regional development based on innovations and knowledge - Regional policy, its subjects and tools - Regional policy strategy - Regional policy in the Czech Republic and in the European Union Additional information for students of so-called combined study form is available in Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Individual study
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 58 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
not specify
professional skills
not specify
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
spatial dimension (local, regional) of economy and politics
professional skills
Apply gained knowledge in the local authorities decision making process; Apply gained knowledge in political decision making process
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
professional skills
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
professional skills
Written exam
general eligibility
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Bathelt, Harald; Glückler, Johannes. Wirtschaftsgeographie : ökonomische Beziehungen in räumlicher Perspektive. 2. Aufl. Stuttgart : Verlag Eugen Ulmer, 2003. ISBN 3-8252-8217-1.
  • Blažek, Jiří; Uhlíř, David. Teorie regionálního rozvoje : nástin, kritika, klasifikace. Vyd. 1. Praha : Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0384-5.
  • Capello, Roberta. Regional economics. 1st ed. London : Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-0-415-39521-2.
  • Cooke, Philip; Heidenreich, Martin; Braczyk, Hans-Joachim. Regional innovation systems : the role of governance in a globalized world. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0-415-30369-9.
  • Cooke, Philip N.; Piccaluga, Andrea. Regional development in the knowledge economy. 1st pub. London : Routledge, 2006. ISBN 0-203-01731-5.
  • Dicken, Peter. Global shift : mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 5th ed. New York : Guilford Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59385-436-2.
  • Ježek, Jiří. Prostorová a regionální ekonomika. 1. vyd. Plzeň : ZČU, 1998. ISBN 80-7082-483-2.
  • Pavelková, Drahomíra. Klastry a jejich vliv na výkonnost firem. Praha : Grada, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2689-2.
  • Wokoun, René. Regionální rozvoj : (Východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování). Praha : Linde, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7201-699-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2017) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Law Law (15) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2010) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts - (16-1) Social sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (16) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Law Law (17) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer