Course: Constitutional Law and Politics

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Course title Constitutional Law and Politics
Course code KPP/FUPST
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mates Pavel, doc. JUDr. CSc.
Course content
1. The concept of the state and its system approach, the state mechanism functions of the state 2. The concept of the rule of law, characters law, natural and positive law, civil status. 3. Democracy and the State direct and representative democracy, elections and electoral systems. 4. Horizontal separation of powers, form of government, parliamentarism. 5th vertical division of power, unitary state, autonomy, federation, confederation. 6. The concept of government, private and public administration, public administration and local government, the relationship of government and state. 7. Theory of the Constitution, modern constitutionalism, constitutional law of the Czech Republic and its development. 8. The Constitutional order, polylegální Constitution of the Czech Republic, basic principles and structure of the Czech Constitution, 9th Legislative power and its constitutional reflections, the basics of the legislative process. 10th Executive Power and its constitutional reflections, CNB and the SAO. 11th Judicial Power and its constitutional reflections. 12. The Constitutional foundations of local government. 13. Human and political rights, social rights, minority rights, the right to judicial and other protection.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to: - Describe the basic functions and authorities of the State - Formulate the concept of democracy and the rule of law - Orientate themselves in public administration and local government - Understand the separation of powers - Know the basic human rights and freedoms
Recommended completing the course, Introduction to Law and Private Law and Law I.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam test (score of correct answers, the questions are open) minimum 75% success rate of all points good 95% very good 85% good 75% or more, below 75% fail + credit hour by the teacher in class + exercises attendance at exercises min. 75% evaluation fulfilled, not fulfilled
Recommended literature
  • GERLOCH, Aleš., HŘEBEJK, Jiří, ZOUBEK, Vladimír. Ústavní systém České republiky. Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, Plzeň 2013.
  • GROSPIČ, Jiří, MATES, Pavel. Základy ústavního práva. Praha: VŠE, 2001. ISBN 80-245-0263-1..
  • PAVLÍČEK, Václav a kol. Ústavní právo a státověda II. díl - Ústavní právo České republiky. Praha: Leges, 2011. ISBN 978-80-87212-90-5..
  • WOKOUN René, MATES Pavel, KADEŘÁBKOVÁ, Jaroslava. Základy regionálních věd a veřejné správy, Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, Plzeň 2011, kapitola 12-13.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development and Public Administration (A) Economy 3 Summer