Course: State Administration and Self-Governing Bodies

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Course title State Administration and Self-Governing Bodies
Course code KPF/0126
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sulitka Andrej, PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1.Introduction to the subject matter, terms definition (state administration, self-government, public administration) 2.- 5. History of administration in Czech states territory a)1918-1948 - public administration in the independent Czechoslovak Republic, discussion on "District law", territorial constitution, status of districts and communes b)1949-1989 - state administration under conditions of power monopoly of KSČ, system of national committees, territorially-administrative reform from 1949 (establishment of districts), reform from 1960 (unification of regions, districts and communes, centralization of administration) c)after 1989 - democratization of state administration and self-government, 1st reform of public administration 1990-1992 - cessation of national committees, cessation of regions, situation of districts, reestablishment of municipal self-administration, 2. reform of public administration 1997-2000 - establishment of higher territorially-administrative units, cessation of districts 6. Contemporary structure of state administration and self-government 7.-9. Communes - their status of representatives of local self-government, authorities of communes and their items (local authority, council, mayor, secretary), relations between commune authorities, elections to authorities of local self-government and their principles 10. Statutory cities - their status and specifications in the system of public self-government, status of capital city of Prague 11.-12. Regions - higher territorially-administrative units in the system of public administration in the Czech Republic, regional authorities and their authorization, elections to regional authorities and their principles 13.-14. Development of districts after the 2nd reform of public administrative - transfers of authorization to regions and communes with extended competences, state administrative on the level of authorized municipal authorities

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject aims to familiarize the students with a form of state administration and self-administration in the Czech states territory. The first part of the course deals with development of this administration in particular historical periods in context of given socially-political circumstances. In the next thematic block we will focus on the problematic of creation of a system of public administration after 1989 and its present form. The particular items of state administration and self-government will be introduced, their organizational structure, extent of competitions and way of appointment/election.
The Student is well informed about the system of public administration in the Czech Republic, suitable particularly for practical life (dealing with authorities and institutions).
Political science

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam - discussion of one the lecture topics, knoledge of the lectures and recommmended literature.
Recommended literature
  • Čechák, V.:. Vývoj veřejné správy v Československu a v České republice (1945-2004). Praha, 2004.
  • Janák, J. - Hledíková, Z. - Dobeš, J.:. Dějiny správy v českých zemích od počátku státu po současnost. Praha, 2005.
  • Kocourek, Z.:. Správa v českých zemích a v Československu v letech 1848-2005. Praha, 2007.
  • Koudelka, Z.: . Průvodce územní samosprávou (po1. 1. 2003). Praha, 2002.
  • Novotný, V.:. Územní samospráva a její organizace. Praha, 2005.
  • Schelle, K. a kol.:. Dějiny české veřejné správy. Plzeň, 2009.

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