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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Sport and politics - PKIN283NC
Title: Sport and politics
Guaranteed by: Department of Social Sciences Foundation in Kinanthropology (51-300000)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Marek Waic, CSc.
Mgr. Václav Pechman
Annotation -
The course is focused on the role of sport and sport tourism in regional development using sociology of sport and leisure, and theories of regional development. Attention is paid to specific social groups. The aspects of sustainable development are stressed. Using view of sociology, students are trained to apply gained knowledge in work of sport and sport tourism managers, mainly in public sector. Using this knowledge, they will be able participate in the process of regional/local strategic plans of development and their implementation.
Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Aim of the course -

The aim of course is to get theoretical knowledge described in annotation. On this basis, students become competent to critically analyse and evaluate the regional/local development. They are able to integrate the sport and sport tourism as useful tools of regional development into strategic plans respecting the sustainability.

Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Written and oral part of exam

Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Literature -

European Commission (2018). EUROBAROMETR 2017: Special Eurobarometer 472 „Sport and physical activity“
ISSP 2007 „Leisure time and Sports“
Scheerder, J. et al. (2011). Understanding the game: sport participation in Europe: facts, reflections and recommendations. UCL. Dostupné z:
Stebbins, R.A. (2013). Serious Leisure and Individuality. 2013. McGill-Queens ´ University Press. – části týkající se pojetí vážného volného času. Dostupné na „UKAŽ“
VEAL, A. J.(2010). Leisure, sport and tourism, politics, policy and planning. 3rd ed. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI Head Office, ISBN 978-1-84593-523-8.
VEAL, A.J. Research methods for leisure and tourism: a practical guide. 3rd ed. Harlow [u.a.]: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-273-68200-8.
WEED M., BULL, Ch. (2009). Sportstourism: Participants, policy and providers. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd. ISBN 97807750683753.
European Commission (2016) Study on the Contribution of Sport to Regional Development through the Structural Funds Good Practice:

Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Teaching methods -

Methods: Communications, discussions, projects, brainstorming.

Forms: Classroom or on-line teaching in TEAMS (respecting regulations of university)

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (19.04.2022)
Requirements to the exam -
  1. Seminar task - Daily time record
  2. Essay on sport tourism development in locality/region
  3. Attendance of seminars
Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Syllabus -


  1. Leisure - the space for sport; theoretical concepts, characteristics, methods of research
  2. Sport as social phenomenon in the context of society development
  3. Sport participation, methods of research
  4. Regional development, theoretical backgrounds, strategic plans of regional development in the Czech Republic
  5. Sustainable development; documents, principles, problems
  6. Tourism; development, local and global importance; international and national isntitutions
  7. Sport tourism; definition, characteristic, sustainability of sport tourism


  1. Current problems of leisure
  2. Sports popularity, its benefits for society and individuals, geography of sport in the Czech Republic
  3. Specific social groups, their needs in leisure and sport participation
  4. Analysis of strategic development plans
  5. Sport, leisure and sport tourism as instruments of regional development
  6. Sport a sport tourism and their threats to region/localities
  7. Presentations of seminar works Analysis of sport tourism development in locality/region
Last update: Voráček Josef, PhDr., Ph.D. (03.05.2022)
Entry requirements -

according to University Study Statute

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (19.04.2022)
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