Course: Regional Policy and Regional Development: Theory and Practice

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Course title Regional Policy and Regional Development: Theory and Practice
Course code KGG/PGSRP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Toušek Václav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Geography and Regional Development. The Theory of Regions and regionalization. Theories of regional development. Current topics of regional development (eg role of industrial zones , foreign direct investment, the development of clusters , the issue of suburbanization , etc.). State policy and regional development. Current regional policy in the European Union. Current regional policy in the Czech Republic. Methods of regional analysis (regional disparity). The strategy and programming of regional development.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Homework for Teaching - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the theories of regional development (special attention will be paid to regional policy in the EU and the Czech Republic) and with methods of regional analysis.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in regional policy and development.
Knowledge within the scope of master's degree in International Development Studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

Credit requirements: seminar work on regional development of concrete area (area of municipality with extended authority). Exam requirements: knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D. (2002). Teorie regionálního rozvoje : nástin, kritika, klasifikace. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Brandt H., Otzen U. (2007). Poverty orientated agricultural and rural development. London; New York: Routledge.
  • Isard, W. (1998). Methods of Interregional and Regional Analysis. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Krugman, P. (1995). Development, geography, and economic theory. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press.
  • Michaeli, E., Matlovič, R., Ištok, R. et al. (2010). Regionálny rozvoj pre geografov. Prešov : Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity.
  • Potter, R. B. (2008). Geographies of development: an introduction to development studies. London: Prentice Hall.
  • Preston, P.W. (1996). Development Theory. An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Wokoun, R. et al. (2008). Regionální rozvoj: východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování. Praha: Linde.

Study plans that include the course
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