The project offers a comparative perspective of changes in perception of the role of the state and form of responsible governance in the Czech Republic after the financial and economic crisis, which in addition to changing redistributive expectations has increased distrust of government legitimacy. The theoretical basis of the project is the relationship between political legitimacy and distributive systems and their compliance, confidence in the state and its institutions versus the market and its institutions, and the growing influence of multilevel governance on the perception of the role of the state. The topic is scientifically and socially relevant - the Czech Republic is struggling with a decrease in the legitimacy of the distributive system along with a significant weakening of trust. Based on the International Survey ISSP "Role of Government", this project will analyse the current situation in the Czech Republic across time and international comparisons and its evaluation within existing theoretical models of democratic governance.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 3, zobrazeno 1 - 3)
Representative survey of adult population is used to analyse perceptions of existing income inequality and preferences for ideal income distribution in the Czech Republic. On average, Czechs view the distribution of disposable income as more unequal than it actually is. This biased perception results from underestimating total income shares belonging to bottom quintiles and overestimating total income share belonging to the top income quintile.
Schools for Democracy: A Waste of Time? Roles, Mechanisms and Perceptions of Civic Education in Czech and German Contexts. This article investigates the role of school-based civic education in the formation of political commitment, motivation and self-efficacy. The article is based on 60 qualitative interviews with university students from the Czech Republic and East and West Germany.
Comparing Citizen Attitudes towards Security and Liberty in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. One of the key problems of our time is how much security we want, what price we are willing to pay to feel safe and whether safety leads to satisfaction. Security has a financial and political cost. The article focuses on the relationship between security and privacy from the point of view of a citizen.