Brno, Czech Republic

Birth and Death of Democracy?

when 27 June 2021 - 18 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 2000

The program provides a broad understanding of state transformation issues in general and from the practical experience of the Czech Republic and its Central European neighbours draws knowledge for potential use in other countries around the world which are undergoing their own transformation/transition process. During the course students will gradually learn to understand various dimensions of a major transformation process – starting with sociological and political aspects, moving towards the economic side and concluding with the legal issues. The course is designed as an interdisciplinary forum, thus primarily, but not necessarily, it should engage students of social and humanity-related fields – Political Science, Law, Economics and Sociology.

Students will not only learn in the classroom, but also travel to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna visiting organizations that provide a depth of information.

Course leader

Ing. Mgr. Richard Turcsányi, Ph.D.

Target group

Bachelor students

Course aim

Students will leave this course understanding the transformation of Central Europe and apply their learnings to other countries around the world through final projects and papers.

Fee info

€500 discount for Masaryk University partner universities

- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
- Tuition for the summer school
- Academic trips (Hungarian parliament, Radio Free Europe, UN, etc.)
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno

Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)