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Authors: Stöckelová, Tereza, Konopásek, Zdeněk, Zamykalová, Lenka
This article is based on a case study of a long-term public controversy over the construction of a highway bypass (around Plzen,Czech Republic). Two principal variants of the bypass were proposed. One of them began gradually to appear preferable, increasingly attractive for exper...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
The article contributes to a critical reading of opinion data by the presentation of ISSP “Work Orientations” 1997 and 2005 in the CR. Methodological problems are presented first and the framework of systemic transition is set next. Third, a comparison is made of peop...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
The article presents a critical reading of opinion data on work and job values. Three cross-national surveys are used: the ISSP module on Work Orientations, the European Values Study, and the Households-Work-Flexibility survey. In the first part, some methodological problems are...
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Authors: Hofäcker, Dirk, Jana Chaloupková
Based on data from the ESS, round 3 we investigate 1) to what degree there still exist standardized patterns in the timing and sequencing of family transitions, 2) the relationship between family patterns and socially established norms. Our results confirm that the degree of dest...
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Authors: Hofäcker, Dirk, Jana Chaloupková
Throughout recent decades, a gradual shift away from an early contract-ed and simple life course pattern which dominated in the 1950s and 1960s to late protracted and more complex patterns could be observed within European countries. Yet, despite multiple cross-national similarit...
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Authors: Petr Matějů, Michael L. Smith, Simona Weidnerová, Petra Anýžová
Purpose – Consistent with dual-process models of behaviour, Miles (2015) has shown that Schwartz’ basic values can provide a valuable framework for empirically analysing the role of values and cultural contexts in driving human behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to contribut...
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Authors: Guasti, Petra, Jessie Hronešová, Zdenka Mansfeldová (eds.)
As an outcome of a five-year international research project “RECON – Reconstituting democracy in Europe”, this volume presents country case studies of Central and East European countries and comparative findings from research on the transformation of collective...
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Authors: Chaloupková, Jana, Petra Šalamounová
Based on data from the European Social Survey 2002, this chapter compares attitudes towards immigration across European countries. Using aggregated data about numbers and structure of immigrants in European countries and indicators of country’s economic situation, this chap...
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Authors: Mansfeldová, Zdenka
The chapter is based on World Value Survey data and describes the support for democracy and autocracy, political involvement, confidence in institutions, as well as attitudes relevant to an assessment of the ethos of political and civil community. In addition a hypothesis is exam...
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Authors: Nešporová, Olga
The study aims to analytically interlink the optics of individuals and households and focus on their demographic and socio-economic behaviour since 1989 in the Czech Republic, and compare these observations with other EU countries, primarily those of Central Eastern Europe (CEE)....
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Authors: Machonin, Pavel, Jan Červenka, Lumír Gatnar, Pavel Kuchař, Karel Müller, Milan Tuček
The paper, which is based on statistical and sociological data, recounts development and changes in the Czech Republic during the period of post-communist transformation.
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
The project The Adjustment of the Czech Labour Force: Changing Job Structures, Wage Disparities and Work Orientations aimed to use various data sources to describe changes in the field in the last decade. Studies on various topics are collected to provide a multidimensional pictu...
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Authors: Stöckelová, Tereza
Science policies and science studies largely share an understanding of scientific knowledge and objects as immutable mobiles. This article shows how the analysis of research assessment in a non-Anglophone country and its effects on social sciences can shed new light on this...
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Authors: Stöckelová, Tereza
European institutions as well as member states have been recently promoting participatory procedures that are proclaimed to contribute to the legitimacy of political regimes and decision-making processes. Discussing three cases in the controversy over GMOs in the Czech Republic a...
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Authors: Hraba, Joseph, Rehan Mullick, Frederick O. Lorenz, Jiří Večerník, Allan McCutcheon
Educated Czechs fared poorly during the communist regime (1948-89) but havedone relatively well since the Velvet Revolution. This phase change is consistentwith transition theory and suggests that educated Czechs may be more supportiveof the postcommunist reforms as a consequence...
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Authors: Smith, Michael L., Petr Matějů
Two decades ago, scholars predicted that the economic and political transformations underway in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe would be accompanied by fundamental shifts in societal values and norms. Unlike political reforms, changes in societal norms were beli...
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Authors: Mansfeldová, Zdenka
The book deals with employment problems and labour relations in Czech Republic in System Transition and covers macro-, mezzo- and micro-level. Besides economic development, employment problems, interest representation of employers and employees the attention is paid also to the c...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří, Vladislav Flek
The paper presents various data on employment and unemployment trends, wage developments, and even workers’ opinions and their potential labour market strategies, as reflected in various surveys. In particular, it identifies the existing labour market rigidities and show th...
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Authors: Nešporová, Olga
The paper introduces the specific features of contemporary last rites in the CR. The history of cremation and the introduction of the civil funeral ceremony during the communist era are briefly mentioned since the author is convinced that current death rituals as practised by the...

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