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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Management of Social and Regional Development in the Czech Republic and EU - AP501015
Title: Management of Social and Regional Development in the Czech Republic and EU
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A.
Interchangeability : D101001
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)
Central Questions for the course include: - What is a region? How do regional communities differ from either local or national communities? - What are the arguments for and against greater planning and coordination at the regional scale? - How does the regional approach differ for land use planning, transportation planning, resource management, and economic development? - Which is more effective: single-use regional plans or integrated approaches? - How does the rise of semi-autonomous public authorities, such as port authorities, act as a model of regional planning? - How do regional authorities relate to local and state agencies? - Who are the largest boosters and opponents of regional management? - Are some planning issues (e.g., transportation, water resources) better suited for regional-level coordination than others (e.g., welfare policy, housing)? - How well can regional planning integrate economic and environmental concerns? The course is intended for students who are interested in developing their knowledge and abilities on comprehension to regional politics applied by local and state governments. The course is based on theoretical knowledge that is supported by project and analysis of development of a chosen region. Students become aware of theoretical roots of the policy implemented at the EU or state levels. Hat would help students understand the historical evolution and contemporary regional policy at the EU and state levels. Students would be able to identify main regional theories and put them into the geopolitical and historical framework. They describe results and tendencies of applied regional policies and know foundations of nowadays attitudes to the regional development.
Aim of the course
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

The course objective is for students to be introduced to management of various approaches of and concepts for sustainable spatial planning and regional development, with Czech Republic and Europe as its main focus of interest. The main segment of the course is the insight into the history of planning, as well as the presentation of current projects. Furthermore, the course covers EU-Regional Policies and new concepts, such as New Urbanism, New Regionalism, and the like.

Enabling students to acquire and master knowledge on sustainability issues in regional development and planning, then to analyze diverse concepts of spatial development, as well as to generate new knowledge through practical application and interactive discussions.

  • Attendance in face-to-face sessions
  • Successful assignments
  • One obligatory final multiple choice test.
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

Compulsary literature:

Alexiadis, Stilianos. The Dilemma of Regional Policy. Increasing ‘Efficiency’ or Improving ‘Equity’? London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-68899-2.

Johanson, Martin; Lundberg, Heléne. Network Strategies for Regional Growth. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN 978-0-230-27330-6.

Midgley, James, Pawar, Manohar (Eds.). Future Directions in Social Development. Cham: Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-1-137-44597-1. 10.1057/978-1-137-44598-8

Pisani, E.; Franceschetti, G.; Secco, L.; Christoforou, A. (Eds.). Social Capital and Local Development. From Theory to Empirics. Cham: Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-54276-8.

Recommended literature:

Ambos, B., Schlegelmilch, B. The New Role of Regional Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ISBN 978-0-230-53875-7.

Demko, George (Ed.). Regional Development. Problems and Policies in Eastern and Western Europe. London: Routledge, 2017.

Drolet, Julie L. Social Protection and Social Development. International Initiatives. Cham: Springer, 2014. ISBN 978-94-007-7877-1. 10.1007/978-94-007-7878-8.

Novotný, Lukáš. Place management a přeshraniční cestovní ruch: příklad česko-bavorského pohraničí. In: Linderová, Ivica (Ed.). Topical Issues of Tourism „Overtourism – Risk for a Destination“. Jihlava: VŠPJ, 2020, 146-155.

Novotný, Lukáš. Přeshraniční cestovní ruch a Smart Cities: příklad měst Ústí nad Labem a Drážďany. In: Pachrová, S.; I. Linderová (Eds.). Aktuální problémy cestovního ruchu. Jihlava: VŠPJ, 2018, s. 325-331.

Psaltis, C., Gillespie, A., Perret-Clermont, A. (Eds.). Social Relations in Human and Societal Development. Cham: Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-1-137-40098-7. 10.1057/9781137400994

Rocha, Hector. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. The Role of Clusters. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 978-1-137-29825-6.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (15.12.2020)
  • Attendance in face-to-face sessions
  • Successful assignments
  • One obligatory final multiple choice test.
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (05.12.2020)

1. Course Description: Aims and Outcomes, Principles and goals of regional management

2. Main Methodological Trends

3. Core–Periphery Theory

4. Structurally affected regions - definition, definition in the Czech Republic (legislation and documents)

5. The concept of regional policy, tools of regional policy, possible ways of their division, examples

6. Learning Regions, Clusters, Triple Helix, Local Buzz-Global Pipelines

7. Management of the regional office

8. Institutional environment in the region. The quality of formal and informal institutions, the appearance of regional elites

9. Regional marketing

10. Social development of areas in the Czech Republic: social and cultural factors of regional development

11. Inequalities between regions and between urban and rural areas in the Czech Republic and the EU, Nerovnosti mezi regiony a mezi městem a venkovem v ČR a EU

12. Specifics of management in rural and peripheral areas

13. Characteristics of the programming periods of the EU economic and social cohesion policy: 2014-2020, 2021-2027 (basic differences, objectives); Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund.

14. Management of Cross-Border-Cooperation

Course completion requirements
Last update: Novotný Lukáš doc. Dr. Mgr. M.A. (17.12.2020)
  • Attendance in face-to-face sessions
  • Successful assignments
  • One obligatory final multiple choice test.