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Authors: Hraba, Joseph, Allan McCutcheon, Jiří Večerník
The economic experiences and economic anxiety of rural and urban residents of the Czech and Slovak Republics during the postcommunist reforms are compared and related to their support for the reforms. The analysis is based on five national surveys, 1992–1996, collected by t...
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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 examples, namely...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef
This article contributes to the rural-urban quality of life comparison issue by investigating territorial differences in quality of life using indices of poverty, satisfaction and opportunity deprivation. The article introduces three innovative elements. First, rural-urban differ...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef, Decker, Anja, Vojtíšková, Kateřina, Mikešová, Renáta
In the article, manifestations of social disadvantage in peripheral rural settings in the Czech Republic are investigated. Based on the theory of local opportunity structures, the authors identify various aspects of the spatial context that intersect with individual handicaps of...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef
The article focuses on arrangements of family life in rural peripheries and deals with the specific constraints faced by families with children in peripheral localities. The impact of the peripheral residential environment in terms of locally embodied opportunities on the parenta...
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Institute of sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences cordially invite you to submit paper proposals for the Midterm Conference of ESA RN36: „In search of new dimensions of social transformations”.Conference will be held on-line and organized by ESA RN36 “Sociology of transfor...
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Authors: Vobecká, Jana, Piguet, Virginie
This paper examines long-term trends in fertility and recent reversals in natural increase, net migration, and general fertility across residential contexts in the post-communist Czech Republic. Long-term differentials are analysed on the cumulative fertility of cohorts whose fer...
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Authors: Vašát, Petr
The article explores how homeless people make places in the public space, while revealing some of the overlooked effects these places may have on the wider city. The article relies on extensive ethnographic research and media coverage analysis of a place called Eskalátory...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef, Hana Daňková, Petr Vašát
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a survey method for hidden populations and, as such, it offers a suitable approach for sampling the homeless. Surprisingly, the practical use of RDS in surveying homeless populations has only sporadically been described in the professional lite...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef, Contzen, Sandra, Decker, Anja, Shucksmith, Mark
This paper is summarising the state of the art of rural poverty and social exclusion research and the current developments in the field, and it proposes new research agendas. In particular, the importance of further Europeanisation and internationalisation of rural poverty resear...
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Authors: Samec Tomáš, Gibas Petr
In this article, we propose to expand the field of urban political ecology (UPE) by analyzing the role of discourse in the production of urban nature. We exemplify our case by analyzing media discourses and exploring discursive modes of justification and hierarchies of worth mobi...
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Authors: Tagai, Gergely, Bernard, Josef, Šimon, Martin, Koós, Bálint
This study investigates socioeconomic peripherality in Hungary and Czechia. Despite the current attention devoted to peripheries in post-communist societies, the authors argue that there is a lack of data-driven international comparisons of the socio-spatial outcomes of periphera...
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Authors: Šimon, Martin, Vašát, Petr, Poláková, Markéta, Gibas, Petr, Daňková Hana
The aim of this article is to investigate the factors that influence the size of activity spaces of homeless men and women in cities. Vulnerable population groups such as the homeless face the risk of mobility challenges that can exacerbate their social exclusion even more throug...
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Authors: Šimon, Martin, Vašát, Petr, Poláková, Markéta, Gibas, Petr, Daňková, Hana
The aim of this article is to investigate the factors that influence the size of activity spaces of homeless men and women in cities. Vulnerable population groups such as the homeless face the risk of mobility challenges that can exacerbate their social exclusion even more t...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef
This article contributes to explanations of rural poverty and deprivation by focusing on the rural–urban poverty and deprivation gap in European countries. Using European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions data, it confirms, convincingly, the limited validity of the...
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Authors: Ouředníček, Martin, Šimon, Martin, Kopečná, Martina
The concept of reurbanisation is discussed in this article from theoretical and methodological perspectives. Reurbanisation has been defined as one of the stages of urban development recently, but it is also tied to processes of gentrification, or perceived as a policy aimed at t...
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Authors: Bernard, Josef, Šafr, Jiří
In this article, we argue that similarly to the literature on urban neighbourhood effects, the idea of disadvantaging residential environment can be used to explain the socio-economic disadvantage of residents in rural peripheries. We present arguments as to why it is appropriate...

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