The project of a research into the Members and Senators of the CR Parliament in its third term was a part of long-term monitoring of a development of the new Czech parliamentarianism and new political elite. It was continuous with the research into the Members of the first and second Parliaments. The research brought data concerning democratic values of the Deputies, their attitudes towards the role of various parliamentary and outside entities and persons, political parties, their apparatuses and clubs, their influence on decisions of the MP’s; further concerning the ways of decision-taking of the MP’s, their sources of information and timetables, contacts with voters and political entities, evaluation of main functions of the Parliament, preparation for the entry into NATO and EU.
Project publications (total 10, displaying 1 - 10)
The main objective of the work is to answer the question of how Czech MPs and PPGs make
decisions. Thus main concerns of the authors are issues of PPG unity, the adopted mechanisms
of internal control and negotiation and, primarily, the factors that influence, structure
and restrict the behaviour of individual MPs and PPGs. The work focuses on the 3rd electoral
term of the Chamber of Deputies (1998–2002); in some cases a comparison with previous
The text is a regular contribution into the publication called Data Yearbook. It describes political changes in the Czech republic during the year 2001. The article focuses in such problems as was the composition of government, relations between the Cabinet and the Parliament, institutional changes of the Constitution and of the electoral law, and on the main issues of the Czech politics.
The article offers an analysis of the gradual institutionalization of the committees of the House of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic between 1993 and 1999. The committees are viewed as structures of expertise and politics. Article also examines the impact of the change of the Rules of Procedures on the work of committees. During the time period under discussion, parliamentary committees acted as an important tool of positive institutional transformation of the parliament.
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-sector specialization. In addition, there have been significant changes in the perception and evaluation of individual committees by the deputies, during the period under study.
The contribution aims at theoretical as well as general determination of the framework in which the process of articulation of interest with a stress on agricultural sector takes place. This framework is further applied on the analysis of empirical material.
The article offers a detailed technical description of the research on the deputies and senators in the Czech parliament that has been conducted since 1993 by the "Political Sociology" team in the Institute of Sociology. The main theme is the representative level of the research in an international comparison and consequently in interpretation potential of this type of data.