118-0345/03 – Regional Policy (REG POL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jan Malinovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL30 Ing. Jan Malinovský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

By introduced theoretical approaches and the presented experiences from empirical studies and practical examples to learn about the objectives and strategic concepts, objects and types of economic instruments and public-administrative and managerial institutions carrying out regional policy activities at the regional, national and EU level. Equipping students ability to: Categorise and Formulate arguments for exercise actual access to regional policy. Modify and Assembler of older always valid and new innovation and creativity objects of regional policy. Prepare and create of types of problems and competitiveness regions. Generate and Invent of main parts strategic progress for concrete situation. Explain and Set up of roles concrete institutions in regional policy. Plan, Integrate and manager next necessary step in programming regional policy.

Teaching methods

Project work


To meet knowledge about political-institutional approaches and mechanisms of regional policy in the form of lectures elaborates relevant concepts and definitions for the prominence of objects, methods and processes of economic policy, systematize the general design approaches and tools in terms of their positive and negative impacts on the targeted actors or developing regions of the assumptions and explains the main political and managerial roles and tasks of selected institutions of regional policy in the Czech Republic and the European Union. Events allow the form of discussion to verify the interpretation of general concepts derived from literature and interpretation of the experience brought by external practitioners. A separate seminar is to present of one English paper selected from the ERSA congresses.

Compulsory literature:

1. ARMSTRONG, H. and J. TAYLOR. Regional Economics and Policy. Third Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2000. 450 p. ISBN 0-631-21657-X. 2. KERN, J., J. MALINOVSKÝ a J. SUCHÁČEK (eds.) Learning Regions in Theory and Practice. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2006. 227 s. ISBN 978-80-248-1464-3. 3. VANHOVE, N. and L. H. KLAASSEN. Regional Policy - European Approach. Avenburg, …, Gower Publisching Company Limited, 1987. ISBN 0-566-05413-2.

Recommended literature:

1. DUNNING, John, H. (ed.). Regions, Globalization and the Knowledge-Based Economy. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 506 p. ISBN 0-19-925001-4. 2. FLORIDA, R. The Rise of the Creative Class. 10th Anniversary Edition--Revised and Expanded. New York: Perseus Book Group, 2012. 483 p. ISBN 978-0-465-02993-8. 3. KLASIK, Andrzej (ed.). The Cities and Agglomerations Development Based on the Culture Sector and Creative Industries. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Science, 2011. 428 p. ISBN978-83-89693-17-4. 4. SUCHÁČEK, Jan. Territorial Development Reconsidered. Ostrava: VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2008. 189 p. ISBN 978-80-248-1876-4. 5. Papers from ERSA congresses. Available at: http://www.ekf.vsb.cz/projekty/cs/weby/esf-0116/databaze-prispevku/.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Specialized involved in the discussion presented contributions and other themes.


Další požadavky na studenta

Presentation of paper of the ERSA congresses and establishing the reasoning and conclusions.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basis for Regional Policy (RP): - Definition of the region in theory and in practice, groups of actors in space. - The processes of merging of the main objectives, changes in the implementation and RP pillars of the strategy. 2. The definition and use of economic arguments RP - Definition: general, Czech, British, Austrian and evaluation. - Reasons for regional and political interventions (economic, social and environmental). 3. The concept of RP strategies: issues, assumptions and practical applications - strategy focused on mobility: access Neoclassical and Keynesian approach. - Endogenous strategy: Technological innovation and orientation. - The concept of "learning regions" and "place shaping" (by Glaser). - Selectivity in RP: Competitive and insurance. 4. Regional Economic Intervention - Classical, Breakdown (by Vanhove, Klaassen). - Depending on the effect of target recipients and type of activity (by Maier, Tödtling) - Regional Programmes: the DP and sectoral policies in the country. 5. Institutional arrangements for regional policy in the CR: national and regional - Program regional papers: The EU and CR: a list, the content and role. - The seven principles of the RP rule: their effectiveness in development. 6. Objects of regional interventions - Innovation, clusters, the role of cities in the region, destination management - Foreign direct investment, ICT and marketing in regional politics. - Regional aspects of certain changes and new approaches to management.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  33
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