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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: Křížková, Alena, Penner, Andrew M., Petersen, Trond
Using firm-level data from the Czech Republic in the years 1998, 2002, and 2004, we examine whether the introduction of legislative measures for gender equality connected with the accession to the European Unio...
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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: Chylíková, Johana, Martin Buchtík
This article presents an analysis of the construct validity of the Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) scale measured on a nationally representative sample of respondents in the Czech Republic. The authors – adhering to a paradigm of internationally comparative research – test whet...
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Authors: Uhde, Zuzana
The author focuses on a critical theory of justice and democracy by Iris M. Young. Young's normative approach to justice and the institutional framework of inclusive democracy develops out of her critique of injustice. In the first part the author explains Young's ap...
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Authors: Linek, Lukáš, Jiří Kabele
Building upon a detailed study of the procedural arrangements and practices of Czech cabinet decision-making and law preparation in the years 1998–2004, the authors examine the question of whether the strategy of coping with legislative demands related to EU accession agend...
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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: Dudová, Radka
Abortion was first legalised in Czechoslovakia at a relatively early date – in 1957. However, unlike in Western Europe, this did not occur as a result of pressure from civil society and the feminist movement. While attempting to explain the continuity and change of abortion...
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Authors: Nešpor, Zdeněk R.
The paper analyses development of Czech sociology of religion in the period of communist rule.
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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: Radimská, Radka
Pierre Bourdieu, the living legend of French sociological theory, died. His "grand theory" strives to answer almost all the key sociological questions of the 20 century: the question of power and dominance, social reproduction, symbolic violence, cultural practices, soc...
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Authors: Vinopal, Jiří
The Discussion of Subjective Quality of Working Life Indicators. This article discusses the main types of methodological approaches to the examination of subjective working life quality. In particular, it points out their common traits and differences and therefore shows their po...
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Authors: Nešpor, Zdeněk R.
The review article that analyses three recent contributions to the sociology of religion written by European scholars and provides general overview on various versions of European scientific approaches towards religion, also in comparison with the state of the art of American soc...
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Authors: Nešpor, Zdeněk R.
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Authors: Linková, Marcela, Stöckelová, Tereza
In recent decades, research has undergone major changes, resulting in radical shifts in patterns of governance. In this process, external forms of research assessment have developed as a proxy for researchers’ and research institutions’ accountability to society. In t...

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