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Political System of Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic and Slovakia - JPM229
Czech title: Political System of Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic and Slovakia
Guaranteed by: Department of Political Science (23-KP)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2013
Semester: winter
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: http://www.just.wz.cz/view.php?cisloclanku=2006040806
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Guarantor: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (15.09.2013)

IMPORTANT NOTE: COURSE STARTS IN THE WEEK OF 28TH OCTOBER 2013 DUE TO DR. JUST'S ATTENDANCE OF FELLOWSHIP ABROAD. MISSED CLASSES WILL BE REPLACED UPON HIS ARRIVAL. STUDENTS WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT REPLACEMENT DATES ON 4TH NOVEMBER 2013.

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the political system and political development of Czechoslovakia and its successor states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, since 1918 up today.

The course will be divided into 4 parts:
1.) Czechoslovakia 1918-1945 - so called First Republic, World War II., Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia, Slovak Republic;
2.) Czechoslovakia 1945-1992 - Communist regime, reform attempts in 1960s, normalization, so called Velvet Revolution, split of Czechoslovakia;
3.) Czech Republic after 1993 - political system and political development of an independent state
4.) Slovakia after 1993 - political system and political development of an independent state
Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (02.10.2012)

Agnew, Hugh (2004). The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown. Hoover Institution Press, chapters 11-16, pages 175-331. Note: The book can be downloaded here: http://www.hoover.org/publications/books/8339
Broklová, Eva (1998). Opinions of German Activist Parties in Czechoslovakia. In: Czech Sociological Review, vol. 6, n. 2, pages 187-204. Note: The article can be downloaded here: http://just.wz.cz/PM229_Broklova_German_Activist_Parties_in_Czechoslovakia.pdf
Calda, Miloš. (1999). Constitution-Making in Post-Communist Countries: A Case of the Czech Republic. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA: September 1999. Note: The paper can be downloaded here: http://just.wz.cz/PM229_Calda_Constitution_Making.pdf
Elster, Jon (1995). Transition, Constitution-Making and Separation in Czechoslovakia. In: European Journal of Sociology / Archives Europennes de Sociologie, vol. 36, n. 1, pages 105-134. Note: The article ca be downloaded here: http://just.wz.cz/PM229_Elster_transition.doc
Hájek, Martin (ed.) (2004). Hierarchy as the Strenght and Weakness of Communist Rule. Prague, Academy of Sciences (working paper). Note: The paper can be downloaded here: http://just.wz.cz/PM229_Hajek_communist_rule.pdf

Articles:
Velvet Divorce? (Economist, June 13th 1992)
Ripping Velvet (Economist, July 25th 1992)
Splitting Headache (Economist, Nov. 28th 1992)
From Visegrad to Mitteleuropa: shifting alliances among new members of the European Union (Economist, Apr. 16th 2005)

Documents and articles for class discussion (all are placed here: http://www.just.wz.cz):
President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
Law on the Founding of Czechoslovakia
Report on the Adolf Hitler's Conversation With Konrad Henlein, the Leader of the Sudeten German Party, and Karl Hermann Frank, His Deputy
The Eight Demands of Konrad Henlein Announced at Karlovy Vary
Munich Pact
Vienna Arbitration Award
Warsaw Pact
2000 Words Manifesto
Brezhnev Doctrine
Charter 77 Manifesto
Draft Thesis of the Program of the Civic Forum
Visegrad Declaration
Opposition Agreement
Constitution of the Czech Republic
Constitution of the Slovak Republic

Teaching methods -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (04.04.2008)

Lecture + analysis of primary documents related to the political development of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (11.10.2011)

Final written test with 12 questions: 6 multiple choice, 6 for short written answers. 60 % neede to pass the test.

Entry requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Petr Just, Ph.D. (04.04.2008)

None, however, general knowledge of 20th century Central European history and politics is expected.

 
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