741 Political Parties and the Parliamentary System

741 Political Parties and the Parliamentary System

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Rudi Kocjančič, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

Course objectives:
Student:

  • Knows to present the emergence and development of political parties;
  • Knows to present the role and significance of political parties in the functioning of the parliamentary system;
  • Can understand the regulations governing political parties in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • can explain the role of political parties in the system of government in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • can understand the role of political parties in local self-government

Competences:

  • the ability to understand the role of political parties in modern systems of government;
  • the ability to understand and explain the role of political parties within the parliamentary system in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • the ability to establish and evaluate the role of political parties in local communities in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • the ability to recognise the actual differences between party and non-party lists of candidates.

2. Content

  • Emergence of political parties;
  • Development of political parties;
  • Evolution of the parliamentary system  and political parties;
  • Political parties and representative democracy
  • Democratic state and political parties;
  • Regulations governing political parties in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • Parliamentary system in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • Political parties and elections into the National Assembly;
  • Political parties and the government;
  • Political parties and local elections;
  • Possibilities and limits of political parties;
  • The European Union and political parties.

3. Readings 

  • Kocjančič, R., Ribičič, C., Grad, F., Kaučič, I., Ustavno  pravo  Slovenije, Fakulteta  za  upravo, četrta
  • izdaja, Ljubljana, 2009.
  • Brezovšek, M., Haček, M., Zver, M ., Organizacija  oblasti  v  Sloveniji, Fakulteta  za  družbene  vede,Ljubljana, 2008. 
  • Ustava  Republike  Slovenije, Uradni  list  RS, št. 33/1991 (The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia, Official Journal RS, No. 33/1991).
  • Zakon  o  političnih  strankah, Uradni  list  RS, št. 100/2005 (The Political Parties Act, The Official Journal of the RS, No. 100/2005).

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students gain theoretical and positive-legal knowledge of political parties and are able to apply it in practice and further study.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lectures,
  • tutorials,
  • consultations.

6. Assessment

  • written or oral exam (80%)
  • preliminary examination (20%)