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Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 October, 2013 (max. 250 words)
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Authors: Martin, Šimon
A key issue in socio-economic geography is to understand how regional and social polarisation shapes the territorial organisation of society. We argue that effects of polarisation are not translated simply and straightforwardly in a whole region, but vary to a large extent with r...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
The changing social status of pensioners is structured according to stylized periods. The communist regime shifted pensioners to the margins of society. The democratic transition empowered pensioners as voters. Debate about pension reform is reported then and the possible impact...
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Authors: Křížková, A., L. Formánková
The paper analyses the biographies of women at the intersection of class and gender in the Czech Republic. With the transition towards a market-based economy and a decrease in the symbolic capital of workers in the blue-collar and service fields, and in the context of a familiali...
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Authors: Sobotka, Tomáš, Anna Šťastná, Kryštof Zeman, Dana Hamplová, Vladimíra Kantorová
A profound transformation of family and fertility patterns has taken place in the Czech Republic after 1989. The rapidity of observed changes can be explained as the outcome of a simultaneous occurrence of several factors, especially the emergence of new opportunities competing w...
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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: Smith, Michael L.
This article compares the determinants of political participation, across 23 European countries, posing the question whether and to what degree social inequalities in political participation differ between post-communist and Western countries. The data for the analysis is from th...
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12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, 25.-28.8.
The Institute of Sociology is a proud organizer of the 12th European Sociological Association Conference.
Aktualita
12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, 25.-28.8.
The Institute of Sociology is a proud organizer of the 12th European Sociological Association Conference.
Publikace
Authors: Šimon, Martin, Mikešová, Renata, Eds.
The book presents an introductory information about demographic change in Central Europe. It is particularly targeted at practicioners and policy makers at local and regional level who deal with impacts of changing populations in their work. It presents an overview of population...
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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: Lux, Martin, Martina Mikeszová
The objective of the paper is to explain one phenomenon evident in the transformation of post-socialist states: the restitution of the housing stock. In the paper, the theory of social constructivism, including Kemeny's advanced application of this theory to the field of hous...
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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: Lux, Martin, Anneli Kährik, Petr Sunega
The return of property expropriated during the communist period to previous owners or to their descendants (property restitution) led to the quick emergence of a private rental sector in many post-communist countries soon after 1990. This article compares the genesis of private r...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
A summary of evidence on the development of poverty in the Czech Republic since 1989 is provided. First, the new sources of poverty after 1989 are described. Second, a variety of measurements that reveal different faces of poverty are presented. Third, the relative ease with whic...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
Changes in the labor market are observed on the base of recent surveys from various points of view: 1. the production and utilization of human capital; 2. work incentives and rewards; 3. private ownership and job allocation; 4. work perspectives and unemployment. The transitory p...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
The development and controversies relating to Czech social policy after 1989 are described. The ambivalent character of the communist welfare state is considered first and its theoretical alternatives outlined second. After early energetic changes, stagnation has reigned since th...
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Authors: Křížková, A., L. Formánková, M. Vohlídalová
This paper investigates how structural changes in Czech society brought about by the transition from the centrally planned state-socialist regime towards market-based capitalism, which impacts individual opportunities and choices. The intersectional approach and concept of social...
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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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