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British Politics - JMM134
Anglický název: British Politics
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2018
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 20 / neurčen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: prof. PhDr. Lenka Rovná, CSc.
Vyučující: prof. PhDr. Lenka Rovná, CSc.
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Jůzová (14.02.2019)
Annotation and the aim of the course:
The course is devoted to the specifics and post WWII development of individual parts of the
British Political system from comparative perspective. The course covers the topics such as
British Constitution, Monarchy, Devolution and the threat for unity of the United Kingdom,
political parties, pressure groups, election, executive and legislative power as well as judicial
power. Special attention will be paid to several aspect of BREXIT.
The course has to show British political system as a special case of multiparty liberal
democracy.
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Jůzová (14.02.2019)

Literature:

Ian Budge, David McKay, John Bartle, Ken Newton, The New British Politics, Routledge,
Milton Park, 2013
http://www.google.cz/books?hl=cs&lr=&id=Tt5cAgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=british
+politics&ots=JRXfVtykb0&sig=Pqk-
0aY1tDolZLqgsXZWIsDWhdo&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=british%20politics&f=false
Peter Kerr, Postwar British Politics: From Conflict to Consensus, Routledge, Milton Park,
2013
Dennis Kavanagh, British Politics, Continuities and Change, Oxford, 2000
Bill Jones, Dennis Kavanagh, British Politics Today, Manchester University Press, 2003
Hilaire Barnett, Britain Unwrapped, Government and Constitution Explained, Penguin Books,
London, 2002
Lenka Rovná, Kdo vládne Británii, SLON, Praha 2004
https://www.gov.uk/review-of-the-balance-of-competences#semester-2
And other books regarding British Politics in the library in Jinonice
The Economist
Etc.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Jůzová (14.02.2019)

Requirements:
60% active participation in the class, oral presentation + hand out according to the
instructions
40% Essay (10 - 12 pages, footnoted, bibliography!)
Deadline: June 1 !
Topics: 1. Britain’s role in international politics after BREXIT

or
2. British political parties vis-à-vis BREXIT

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Jůzová (14.02.2019)

British Politics

British Politics
MA Course
School year 2018/2019

Lecturer: Prof. PhDr. Lenka A. Rovná, CSc.
Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam
lenka.rovna@ruk.cuni.cz

Office: Charles University, Ovocný trh 5, room 307
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 (please confirm by mail)



Methods of teaching

Lecture and seminar, students will be working individually or in the group, simulation of
Oxford Debate Club

 

Syllabus:

February 19
Introduction, specifics of political culture in Great Britain
February 26
Is there a British Constitution?, Returning the Constitution back?
Monarchy and its role in contemporary Britain

March 5
Devolution, The (dis) United Kingdom? Is unity of the United Kingdom at stake?

March 12
Political Parties, Conservatives and Labour
March 19
Political Parties, continuation
March 26
Pressure Groups, Lobbying, The nature and impact of the mass media
April 2
Elections and voting, Elections 2010 and 2015
April 9
The Legislature, The House of Lords, The House of Commons
April 16

No class, preparation of an essay
April 23
The Executive power, Prime Minister, Cabinet

April 30
Civil Service, Administration, Local Democracy
Judicial system, Courts and Judges, The Police and Policing, Security and Secrecy
May 7
Britain without Europe, Policy: Foreign and Defense Policy
May 14
Oxford Debate Club: BREXIT and after…..

 
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