Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Public Administration
Course code:VS
Course title in language of instruction:Veřejná správa
Course title in Czech:Veřejná správa
Course title in English:Public Administration
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. JUDr. Ing. Radek Jurčík, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Fundamentals of Law
Aims of the course:The course deals with fundamental analysis of public administration in the CZ. The subject areas are defined as covering the issues of state and local government, the administrative structure of CZ issues and decision making in public administration.
Course contents:
1.Public administration - introduction (allowance 6/3)
a.The state and the government
b.Demarcation of public and private sectors
c.Territorial and administrative division of states
d.Administration and management - essential terms

2.Administrative-legal responsibility (allowance 4/2)
a.Offenses and other administrative delicts

3.PA activities: organization, decision-making, controlling (allowance 4/2)
4.Public administration and specific questions (allowance 8/4)
a.Trade activities
b.Town and country planning and building act
c.Real estate cadastre
d.Financial authorities

5.Regions: Regional policy in the Czech Republic and in the EU (allowance 2/1)
6.Public procurement in public sector (allowance 2/1)
7.e-Government (allowance 2/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-Student is able to understand the main terms of public administration – the state, public & private sector, decision-making process
-Student will be able to compare the main models of public administration in European countries as well as in the USA
-Student will be able to describe the importance of EU’s financial sources for public administration in Czech Republic
-Student will be able to explain the main cornerstones of innovation of Czech public administration and growing trends of e-government
-Student will be able to explain the relationships among the different levels of Czech public administration

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Presentation of case study in seminar. Final written (at least 11 points from 20) or oral exam.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation5 h10 h
     project work10 h0 h
     preparation for exam37 h54 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h20 h
     elaboration and execution of projects26 h40 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • Administrative law and process in a nutshell. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 480 p. West nutshell series. ISBN 978-0-314-14436-2.
  • OTENYO, E E. e-Government: The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Administration. NY: Teneo Press, 2011. 354 p. ISBN 978-1-934-84417-5.
  • POMAHAČ, R. et al. Veřejná správa. 1st ed. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2013. 315 p. Beckovy mezioborové učebnice. ISBN 978-80-7400-447-6.
Recommended reading list
  • JURČÍK, R. Správní právo hmotné. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 186 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-348-1.
  • POREMSKÁ, M. Elektronické zadávání veřejných zakázek. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s., 2013. 175 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-760-5.
  • JANKŮ, M. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2013. 535 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-494-0.