Course syllabus RRTRR - Theory of Regional Development (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Theory of Regional Development
Course title in English:
Theory of Regional Development
Semester: 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)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type: required
Type of delivery: usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Mgr. Petr Klusáček, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Mgr. Ondřej Konečný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
Z15 (ČP II.)LectureEvery week
Thursday15.00-16.50Z9 (ČP II.)not setSeminarOdd week30
Z9 (ČP II.)
not set
SeminarEven week
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:
1.1. Regional development theory (allowance 7/7)
a. Regional development - methodology of science, introduction (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
b. Basic economic priniciples and its relation to the regional development (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
c. Neo-classic and neo-liberal regional development theory (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
d. Core-hinterland theory (Lecturer P. Klusáček)
e. Structuralistic ingress to regional development (Lecturer P. Klusáček)
f. Critical-realistic theory and institutional ways of regional development (Lecturer O. Konečný)
g.g. Current processes in regional development (Lecturer O. Konečný)

2. Regions and regionalisation (allowance 5/5)
a. Geographical space. Region creation theory (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
b. Quantitative methods of regionalisation. Regional analyse. (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
c.c. Internal structure of regions and regional taxology (Lecturer T. Krejčí)
d. Regional typology I (Lecturer P. Klusáček)
e. Regional typology II - administrative regions in Czech Republic (Lecturer P. Klusáček)

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
24 h
14 h
seminar12 h
0 h
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam
90 h
90 h
preparation for regular assessment
0 h20 h
writing of seminar paper
40 h44 h
168 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
Combined form
0 %0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BLAŽEK, J. Teorie regionálního rozvoje: nástin, kritika, klasifikace. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. 211 p. ISBN 80-246-0384-5.
KADEŘÁBKOVÁ, J. -- MATES, P. -- WOKOUN, R. Úvod do regionálních věd a veřejné správy. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, s. r. o., 2004. 448 p. ISBN 80-86473-80-5.
SOJKA, M. et al. Dějiny ekonomických teorií. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 298 p. ISBN 80-7184-991-X.
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.
WOKOUN, R. et al. Regionální rozvoj: (východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování). Praha: Linde, 2008. 475 p. ISBN 978-80-7201-699-0.
PIKE, A. -- RODRÍGUEZ-POSE, A. -- TOMANEY, J. Local and regional development. New York: Routledge, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 978-0-415-35717-3.
KREJČÍ, T. -- KLUSÁČEK, P. -- KONEČNÝ, O. -- RUDA, A. Regionální rozvoj - teorie, aplikace, regionalizace. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2010. 155 p. první. ISBN 978-80-7375-414-3.
PEET, R. Theories of development: contentions, arguments, alternatives. Guilford Press, 324 p. ISBN 978-1-60623-066-4.

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:
Programme B-RED Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
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