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Authors: Šimon, Martin, Bernard, Josef
The development of the Czech countryside differs in many ways from trajectories typical for Eastern and Central European rural areas in the last 25 years. In our article, we discuss the nature of the ‘Czech exceptionalism’, with reference to three examp...
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Authors: Rakušanová, Petra
Based on differentiation between the terms civil society and the third sector the text defines the space of civic participation. The establishment of terminology and theoretical framework appears to be a key component, as the terms civil society and third (non-governmental) secto...
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Authors: Jeong, Yu-Jin, D. Hamplová, C. Le Bourdais
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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: Hamplová, Dana
The text focuses on the relationship between life satisfaction and marital status in 4 central European countries. While it confirms the positive effect of marriage on life satisfaction but it does not support a hypothesis that the effect of marital status will be mediate by the...
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Authors: Mitchell, Eva
Paper explores the character and impact of financial pro-family measures in a number of European countries. A micro-level analysis is applied to examine how much financial benefit is obtained by different types of families using a Model Family Method. The key questions addressed...
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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: Mansfeldová, Zdenka, Barbora Špicarová Stašková
The article examines the perception of national and European identities from the viewpoint of political and economic elite. It examines the components of both identities, the relationship between national and European identities. The study is based on quantitative survey and comp...
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Authors: Lewis, Paul G., Zdenka Mansfeldová
The article presents an overview of the development and current state of research on political parties in Central and Eastern Europe and the level of integration so far achieved within the broader European political research community. Following this short overview the authors id...
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Authors: Smith, Michael L.
This chapter overviews legislation on local referendums in the Czech Republic from the early 1990s to the present. It also provides data on the number and kinds of local referendums that have taken place over that time, and discusses factors that shape referendum turnout. The cha...
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Authors: Lux, Martin
The chapter describes and evaluates the changes in housing policies in Central and Eastern European countries after 1989.
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Authors: Šafr, Jiří
The author address two associated issues concerning culture consumption and stratification: hypothesis social classes in the Czech Republic are intensively associated with distinct lifestyles and social sources of cultural omnivorousness. In the introductory part cultural consump...
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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: Šubrt, Jiří, Jiří Vinopal, Stanislav Hampl, Michal Pullmann
This paper systematically maps and analyses the opinions of the Czech public on the Velvet Revolution and the social situation in the periods before and after the revolution. It first focuses attention on the image of the Velvet Revolution within the context of Czech modern histo...
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Authors: Rakušanová, Petra
The article provides analysis of the gradual institutionalization of the committees of the Czech Parliament between 1993 and 1999 and shows that in the committees, gradual expert and political professionalization of the deputies occurs ů deputies acquire a new type of supra-secto...
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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: Lux, Martin, Alexander Puzanov
The chapter describes and evaluates the rent setting and rent regulation in post-socialist transition countries; and development of new demand-side subsidies.
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Authors: Lux, Martin
The chapter describes and evaluates the history and recent state-of-art of social housing in the Czech Republic.

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