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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Theory of Regional Development - MZ340P12
Title: Teorie regionálního rozvoje
Czech title: Teorie regionálního rozvoje
Guaranteed by: Department of Social Geography and Regional Develop. (31-340)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 100
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Jiří Blažek, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. RNDr. Jiří Blažek, Ph.D.
RNDr. Viktor Květoň, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: JANU (06.02.2003)
The course is devoted to discussion of different types of regional development theories with options of their classifications. The lecture presents an overview of the main theories within each of the basic groups of theories. Implications of these theories for both basic research and for design of regional policy are discussed. The lecture deals also with fundamental dilemmas like convergence versus divergence and structure versus agency.
Literature - Czech
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Blažek, Ph.D. (12.12.2019)

BLAŽEK, J., UHLÍŘ, D. (2011): Teorie regionálního rozvoje (nástin, kritika, implikace), Karolinum, Praha, 343 s.

ASHEIM, B, COOKE, P. et al.(2006): Constructing Regional Advantage, principles - perspectives - policies, Final Report, DG RESEARCH, Brusel, 102 s.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Blažek, Ph.D. (12.12.2019)

Podmínky k zápočtu: min. 50% bodů z testu, kritická analýza článku dle zadané osnovy
Podmínky ke zkoušce: aktivní ovládnutí probírané látky v rozsahu povinné literatury a přednášek 

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Blažek, Ph.D. (12.12.2019)

Structure of the lecture block on regional development theories
1.- 2. Regional development theories - typology, dilemma convergence vs. divergence;
neoclassical models, QWERTY.
3.- 4. Theories core - periphery (North, Perroux, Bodeville, Myrdal, Hirschman)
5.- 6. Neomarxist theories (Holland, Harvey, Emmanuel, regulation theory)
7.- 8. New Economic Geography
9.-10. Institutional regional development theories (industrial districts, clusters, learning regions) 
11. Theory of global value chains/global production networks
12. Triple helix, regional innovations systems, related variety, differentiated knowledge bases

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