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Published: 4. 8. 2010

Vyšlo letní dvojčíslo SOCIOwebu (7-8/2010) s příspěvky v anglickém jazyce

This issue of Socioweb is the fourth English language edition, and I would very much like to take this opportunity as editor to welcome you to the Czech Republic’s leading web based sociological magazine. Socioweb provides a window for presenting current research into topics that span the range of questions examined within the social sciences and public policy making.

This issue of Socioweb is the fourth English language edition, and I would very much like to take this opportunity as editor to welcome you to the Czech Republic’s leading web based sociological magazine. Socioweb provides a window for presenting current research into topics that span the range of questions examined within the social sciences and public policy making.

In the following pages there are a series of ten articles that address key substantive questions using some of the many methodologies used within the social sciences.
Such work demonstrates how social research has the potential to inform decisions made by legislators and public policy makers. While some of the topics are at first sight of a technical or theoretical nature, it is our hope that you will find at least some of the contributions interesting, and perhaps a spur to further reading and exploration.

Over the past three years I have argued that an English language version of a Czech sociological magazine such as Socioweb is important for a number of interrelated reasons.

First, the popular science presentation of sociological research in Socioweb demonstrates the growing power and confidence of Czech social science.

Second, as social science today is a global enterprise with cross-national partnerships, there is a strong argument to be made for bringing Czech social research onto the global stage and showing how this work informs international debates.

Third, many of the key themes and debates in the social sciences are by definition international in scope. One need only think of recent events such as the financial crisis of late 2008 and subsequent global economic depression to see that discussion and debate of common problems is best undertaken on an international stage. These three motivations are given concrete expression in the following pages.

Seznam článků tohoto čísla:

Gresham’s Law of Surveys and Quality Standards in Survey Research (Jindřich Krejčí)
Asking the Right Question or How to Assess the Quality of Survey Measures? (Julia Häuberer)
Only Winners Play!
Social Inequality and Participation in Sports
(Ondřej Špaček)
Division of Labour or Sharing the Burden?
State Support for Competing Family Models in Central and Eastern Europe
(Eva Mitchell)
Good for One and All! Does the Czech Economy Make Efficient Use of Non-EU Labour Migrants?1 (Yana Leontiyeva)
How does Society Change? Exploring Social Change through the Tracing of Life Course Trajectories (Jana Chaloupková)
The Power of D’oh!
The Simpsons and the Representation of Politics in American Popular Culture
(Lukáš Hoder)
The Devil Wears Prada, Pious Women Wear Hijab. Different Perspectives on Morality for Muslim Women (Jana Krištoforyová)
Infatuation, Love and Marriage to a Political Party! Partisanship in the Czech Republic (Pat Lyons)
Road to Perdition or Bound for Elysium?
Contemporary Religious Beliefs in the Czech Republic
(Pat Lyons)
Postscript:
Scholasticism in the Social Sciences