UVSRPVK107 Environmental Policy

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2012
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Mašata
Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the students with fundamental concepts, processes, principles and instruments of environmental policy both on general level and in the frame of EU and the Czech republic. The way out of the course is the outline of ecological aspects and impacts of modern civilisation development. The students will be presented the primary ecological terms, current global issues of environment and subsequently also the main periods, streams and concepts of ecological movement from the second half of the 20th century. The second part of the course deals with ecological policy proper - it presents the cycle of policy of environment, its participants and instruments to students. After this general outline, the brief outline of development, principal documents and current strategies and projects of environmental policy of EU follow. The final part of the course provides the outline of current state of environment in the Czech republic and presents the conceptual, institutional and law development of ecological policy in the Czech republic including its political and social connections.
  • 1. Individual and environment
    2. Current global issues of environment
    3. Origin of ecological policy, ecological movements, concepts and schools in the second half of the 20th century
    4. Global ecology of the 21st century and its political reflexion
    5. Environmental policy- general classification
    6. Political cycle, participants and instruments of environmental policy
    7. Origin and development of environment of EU
    8. Current targets and instruments of environment policy of EU
    9. Environment in the Czech republic
    10. Environmental policy in the Czech republic - programme, legislative and institutional frame
    11. Civil sector in environmental policy in the Czech republic
    12. Perspectives and issues of environmental policy
    required literature
  • MEZEŘICKÝ, Václav (ed.). Environmentální politika a udržitelný rozvoj. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7367-003-8. info
  • BRANIŠ, M. Základy ekologie a ochrany životního prostředí. Praha: Informatorium, 2004. info
  • MEZEŘICKÝ, Václav (ed.). Globalizace. Praha: Portál, 2003. info
  • PEČÍNKA, P. Zelená zleva?. Historie ekologických stran v Evropě. Praha: GplusG, 2002. info
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Assessment methods
The analysis of student 's performance
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 6 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
Seminar paper analysing environmental policy on the level of selected municipality (SWOT analysis, analysis of conceptual and development documents, evaluation of their fulfilling).
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2012, recent)
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