Course syllabus RRTRRA - Theories of Regional Development in English (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Theories of Regional Development in English
Course title in English:
Theories of Regional Development in English
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional Development (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Mgr. Petr Klusáček, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
Z23 (ČP II.)
not set
Every week
Tuesday10.00-10.50Z23 (ČP II.)not setSeminarEvery week24
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Students will get acquainted with the main methodological ways in regional development including the most important economic theories. The attention will be paid to the detailed description of the most important theories of regional development, which have been formulated so far. In the following period, the focus will be paid to the common principles of region origin as same as regionalisation (both at national and on international level).
The knowledge is very important for orientation in methods and approaches used in the regional development, because they are usually starting points for formulation of the concepts of the regional policy. The students will be able to identify and apply the main factors and principles of the regional development and use this knowledge during development of the concrete regions. The skills are applicable in large scale of issues of development from environment up to economic analysis.
Course content:
Regional development theory (allowance 7/7)
Neo-classic and neo-liberal regional development theory
Regional development - methodology of science, introduction
Core-hinterland theory
Basic economic priniciples and its relation to the regional development
Neo-classic and neo-liberal regional development theory
f.Structuralistic ingress to regional development
Critical-realistic theory and institutional ways of regional development
Core-hinterland theory
Current processes in regional development
Structuralistic ingress to regional development
Critical-realistic theory and institutional ways of regional development
Current processes in regional development

Regions and regionalisation (allowance 5/5)
Geographical space. Region creation theory
b.Quantitative methods of regionalisation. Regional analyse.
Internal structure of regions and regional taxology
Regional typology I
Regional typology II - administrative regions in Czech Republic

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture24 h
seminar12 h
2 h
preparation for exam90 h
writing of seminar paper
40 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Final evaluation is based on the two parts: (1) RESULTS OF TWO SEMINARS PAPERS, (2) RESULTS OF THE WRITTEN EXAMS
(1) RESULTS OF TWO SEMINAR PAPERS: (a) analyse of scientific literature and other information sources on the given issue for the given area, (b) spatial analyse of data, its cartographic visualisation and brief narrative interpretation of the results. Maximum of points for each seminar paper is 10 points. The students have to receive minimum 10 points from two seminars papers in total (50 % ). At the same time the students have to get minimum 2 points from each seminar paper. If students meet these two conditions they will be allowed to participate at the written exams.
(2) RESULTS OF THE WRITTEN EXAMS. Maximum number of points from written exams is 80. To be successful, it is necessary to obtain minimum 60 %, it means 48 points. The written exams have two parts: (a) theories of regional development - maximum number of points is 50, (b) selected examples of regionalisation for the different hierarchical levels (e.g. NUTS 1, 2 a 3 for EU, LAU 1 for the Czech Republic) tested by means of the selected blank maps - maximum number of points is 30. There is second condition to be successful at the written exams -- it is necessary to obtain minimum 50 % of points in both parts. It means if a student has less than 25 points from the first part or if he/she has less than 15 from the second part, the result of the written exam is F.
If the student obtains from the written exams 48 and more points in total and if he/she obtains from both parts of written exams minimum 50 %, the final evaluation is based on summation of points from two seminars papers and from written exams. The intervals of the results are then the following:
A 90, 1-100 points
B 82,1-90 points
C 74,1-82 points
D 66,1-74 points
E 58,0-66 points
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ARESTIS, P. Economic growth: new directions in theory and policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 317 p. ISBN 978-1-84542-531-9.
PIKE, A. -- RODRÍGUEZ-POSE, A. -- TOMANEY, J. Local and regional development. New York: Routledge, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 978-0-415-35717-3.
PEET, R. Theories of development: contentions, arguments, alternatives. Guilford Press, 324 p. ISBN 978-1-60623-066-4.
TOUŠEK, V. -- KUNC, J. -- VYSTOUPIL, J. et al. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, vydavatelství a nakladatelství, 2008. 411 p. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4.

ARMSTRONG, H. -- TAYLOR, J. Regional economics and policy. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. 437 p. ISBN 0-631-21713-4.
GIARRATANI, F. -- HOOVER, E. An Introduction to Regional Economics.  [online]. 1999. URL:

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
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