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Authors: Lyons, Pat
This book deals with empirical research using political survey data and is primarily intended for anyone exploring politics in the Czech Republic using quantitative data. Many of the themes addressed in this study have application to the use of quantitative political data in othe...
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Authors: Večerník, Jiří
This study tries to demonstrate the links between the social structure and social policies. Using a socio-economic approach it exhibits four types of socio-economic friction that develop between the middle class and other groups, between the new and the old middle class, between...
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Authors: Vlachová, Klára
This article deals primarily with voting patterns during elections to the Chamber of Representatives. The new trends in voting patterns [Matějů and Vlachová 1997] that emerged during the Senate elections are not considered in the article. Information on voting patt...
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Authors: Brokl, Lubomír, Zdenka Mansfeldová, Ivan Gabal
The analyses presented in this book focus on the election to the Czechoslovakian Federal Assembly in June 1990. They describe and explain the development of the political parties, the social and political features of the candidates in this parliamentary election, the electoral be...
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Authors: Mansfeldová, Zdenka
The following chapter is dedicated to the discussions on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the Parliament of the Czech Republic and its further implications. The first part deals with the stance of the Czech political elite towards the European integration and its further...
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Authors: Mansfeldová, Zdenka, Věra Sparschuh, Agnieszka Wenninger (eds.)
The volume presents a collection of articles and analyses exploring various paths of Europeanisation process in Eastern Europe. The articles provide an interdisciplinary reflection on the eastern enlargement as well as on recent situation in new member states. The volume is divid...
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Authors: Hála, Jaroslav, Aleš Kroupa, Jaroslav Kux, Zdenka Mansfeldová, Petra Rakušanová
This contribution attempts to evaluate the possibilities of entry into the EMU considering the background of economical development, the political situation and developments in the systems and capacity of industrial relations in the Czech Republic, and considers the role of the m...
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Authors: Lux, Martin
The chapter identifies the main groups of households endangered by the decrease in financial affordability of housing in the Czech Republic during the transitional period. The current state-of-art of both national and local housing policies aiming to help those target groups are...
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Authors: Linek, Lukáš, Pat Lyons
National rather than regional party systems are the norm in most democratic states.The link between party system nationalization and the individual voter has not been examined in the same detail. Here this link is explored using an ecological inference analysis of vote switching....
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Authors: Nešpor, Zdeněk R.
Paper provides comparative analysis of contemporary Czech religiosity with respekt to the late modern religious processes in Western Europe; existence of an implicit religion and functional equivalents of religion is also taken into account.
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Authors: Fox, Mary Frank, Whittington, Kjersten Bunker, Linková, Marcela
Gender hierarchies in the scientific workforce reflect and reinforce relations of status and power in societies. Concentrating on the United States and European Union, this chapter reveals deep and persistent gender disparities in participation by scientific field, and in perform...
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Authors: Mansfeldová, Zdenka
The chapter analyses the character of the cabinet as a decision-making body. The ministers fulfil two primary tasks in parliamentary governments and these two tasks are, in certain extent, contradictory. First, with the exception of ministers without portfolio and the prime minis...
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Authors: Hájek, Martin (ed.)
This volume is comprised of the papers that were presented at the seminar “Hierarchy as a Strength and Weakness of Communist Rule”, which was held on 11-12 September 2003 at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague. The general purpose of the sem...
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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: 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: Večerník, Jiří
This book examines the income distributional experience of fifteen developed economies over the past two decades. It considers the effects on the inequality of household income of the development of individual earnings, unemployment, inflation, public sector transfers and taxes,...
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Authors: Jehlička, Petr, Tomáš Kostelecký, Joe Smith
Food systems are of increasing interest in both research and policy communities. Surveys of post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) show high rates of food self-provisioning. These practices have been explained in terms of being ‘coping strategies of th...
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Authors: Kennedy, Fiachra, Pat Lyons, Peter Fitzgerald
In this article we examine the opinion structure of Irish Labour party members and supporters. Our purpose is to test May's law of curvilinear disparity by dividing party members into two groups as outlined by Kitschelt. By focusing on ideological differences within political...
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Authors: Brokl, Lubomír, Josef Blahož, Zdenka Mansfeldová
This collection of essays summarizes one of the most fascinating developments of contemporary history: the peaceful revolution of the Central European nations from a long period of authoritarian regimes to Western democracy. It looks at the pre-Communist history of political part...

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