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European Comparative Politics and Society - JMM530
Anglický název: European Comparative Politics and Society
Český název: Evropská komparativní politika a společnost
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2020
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / 12 (40)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
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.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (22.09.2020)
The course European Comparative Politics and Society will concentrate on the analysis of the pursuits of democracy in Europe. Firstly, the conception of Europe will be explored in its historical perspective and different perceptions: territorial, political, spiritual, cultural etc. Secondly, the characterizing social cleavages of Europe will be introduced: territorial, economic, religious, national, ethnic etc. Furthermore, we will discuss how these cleavages get expressed in the formation of different social interests and lead to the organization of interests groups, political parties and NGOs and the contemporary challenges. Thirdly, turning towards the institutional structures of European parliamentary democracies, we will address the existence of political party systems, as well as the executive and legislative powers represented by government and parliament. Fourthly, we will explore the rules and outcomes of different electoral systems, which ensure regular rotation of political elites at power – however, under different principles. Finally, we will assess the enrichment of the classical models of government in Western Europe, which have in the last 20 years been supplemented by additional players participating in the decision making processes on different levels (local, regional, national and European) – leading to new political conceptualization of ‘governance’. Also, while European states remain core units of European integration, the EU leading to their Europeanization also influences them. The new challenges facing Europe, such as populism, immigration, globalization, financial crisis, continuing European integration, regionalization, restructuring of social welfare systems and the issues of identity, will be discussed.

The course will be taught online using ZOOM.

Before the first class please enroll in the Moodle using the following link: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=10198
Cíl předmětu -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (31.08.2020)

For more information see the syllabus below.

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (31.08.2020)

Please see the syllabus; further reading will be suggested during the classes.

Metody výuky -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (31.08.2020)

For more information see the syllabus below.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (21.09.2020)

Every student will be responsible for:

1) Class Participation and Oral Presentation

Each student will prepare for class by doing the designated readings, the designated oral presentations online during the course and actively participating in the work of designated working group (presentations on the lecture topics and debates on the topic of the working group) and the class discussions.

Two unexcused absences can be tolerated.

 

 

 

2) Paper (December 1)

Each student will write an 8 page (double-spaced) research paper. “Are there “European” values?

Each student will write a paper based on readings on European values and identity, liberal democracy and new perceptions of further development and monitor the debates about the current situation with special attention to the covid crisis and its consequences. Detailed instructions will be given during the class.

Quotations and the complete list of sources are compulsory. The paper will be sent electronically to the address lenka.rovna@ruk.cuni.cz

 

 

 

Requirements for the class:

                       

Paper (8 pages)                                                           30%

Oral online presentation                                             40%                           

Active participation in the class and on Moodle       30%

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Ladislav Beneš (02.10.2022)

Syllabus for the group led by Professor Lenka Rovná:

 

Every student will be responsible for:

1) Class Participation and Oral Presentation

Each student will prepare for class by doing the designated readings, the designated oral presentation during the course and actively participating in the work of designated working group (presentations on the lecture topics and debates on the topic of the working group) and the class discussions.

Two unexcused absences can be tolerated.

 

2) Paper (December 1)

Each student will write an 8 page (double-spaced) research paper. “Is Liberal Democracy Dead?”

Each student will write a paper based on readings on liberal democracy and monitor the debates about the current situation. Detailed instructions will be given during the class.

Quotations and the complete list of sources are compulsory. The paper will be sent electronically to the address lenka.rovna@ruk.cuni.cz

 

 

 

Requirements for the class:

                       

Paper (8 pages)                                   30%

Oral presentation                                40%                           

Active participation in the class         30%

 

 

Introduction

The work methods

Identification of the problems studied in the groups, division into groups and preparation for online oral presentations and position papers

Europe: perception of Europe, European values, a continent in the making, in: Tim Bale, European Politics, A Comparative Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2005, pp. 1 – 31

 

The nation state and Democracy in Europe

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2020, pp. 69 – 102

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 19 - 31

 

Cleavages in Europe, religious, ethnic, economic, social and ?…, in: Jan Eric Lane and Svante Ersson, Politics and Society in Western Europe, Sage Publication, London, 1999, pp. 37 – 75

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 231 - 251

 

Political Parties, history, typology, and specifics in Europe, in: Jan Eric Lane and Svante Ersson, Politics and Society in Western Europe, Sage Publication, London, 1999, pp. 76 – 108

Inside European Political parties, how are political parties functioning? Are they still relevant?, in: Michael Gallagher, Michael Laver, Peter Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe, Institutions, parties and Governments, Boston, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2005, pp. 307-339

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 211 – 230

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 132 - 154

 

Elections and Electoral systems, Current elections, Formation of the Parliament, in: Michael Gallagher, Michael Laver, Peter Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe, Institutions, parties and Governments, Boston, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2005, pp. 340-380

in: Edited by Paul Heywood, Erik Jones and Martin Rhodes, Developments in West European Politics 2, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2002, pp. 94 – 114

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 178 - 192

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 89 – 111

 

 Building and maintaining the government+ case studies, in: Michael Gallagher, Michael Laver, Peter Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe, Institutions, parties and Governments, Boston, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2005, pp. 381-421

in: Gabriel A.Almond, Russel J.Dalton, G.Bingham Powell, Jr., Kaare Strom, European Politics Today, Pearson Longman, New York, 3rd edition, 2006, pp. 62 – 83

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 141 - 158

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 171 - 191

 

Politics outside Parliament, in: Michael Gallagher, Michael Laver, Peter Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe, Institutions, parties and Governments, Boston, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2005, pp. 441-461

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 252 - 266

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 203 - 205

 

European Integration and the nation state, in: Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne, The Member States of the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 25-69

Politics in the European Union from the member state point of view, in: Gabriel A.Almond, Russel J.Dalton, G.Bingham Powell, Jr., Kaare Strom, European Politics Today, Pearson Longman, New York, 3rd edition, 2006, pp. 457 – 509

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 419 - 438

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp.

           

From Government to governance, in: Edited by Paul Heywood, Erik Jones and Martin Rhodes, Developments in West European Politics 2, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2002, pp. 151 – 183

Multilevel Governance

Territorial Politics and the New Regionalism + case studies, in: Edited by Paul Heywood, Erik Jones and Martin Rhodes, Developments in West European Politics 2, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2002, pp. 201 – 220

Daniel Caramani, Comparative Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2020, pp. 267 – 280, 193 - 210

Catherine E.de Vries, Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Olivier Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Foundation of European Politics, A Comparative Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, pp. 32 - 51

 

Debate on the topics of the Group 1 – 2

 

Debate on the topics of the Group 3 - 4

 

Debate on the topics of the Group 5 - 6

 

 

Working groups and the topics:

 

  1. Is Populism on the Rise? –
  2. Lessons from the recent elections –
  3. Is there a West East cleavage again? –
  4. Changing the EU again? What has to be changed? –
  5. Democracy is in crisis in Europe –
  6. The EU and the USA, the inseparable couple? –
 
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