The projects’ goal is to provide a complex picture of local leadership in the environment of the Czech Republic through participation in an international survey, original local research of mayors of municipalities of all sizes, and a secondary analysis. Despite various issues related to local government in the Czech Republic having been studied more or less extensively throughout the last 20 years, a complex examination of the dynamics of local leadership and the role of mayors within the international context is missing. In most previous studies, mayors serve as informants, rather than the independent objects of study. When they have been, it is either an elaboration of electoral data or studies of very limited scope. In order to create a complex study, we believe in an innovative combination of questioning techniques (survey) and contextual data analysis (socioeconomic, demographic, institutional, etc.), which can reveal the nature of the conditionality of the opinions, decision making and agency of these key actors in local community life.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 4, zobrazeno 1 - 4)
This article sets out to identify the factors that have an impact on mayoral decisions in terms of priorities for municipal development. Data from a survey conducted among Czech mayors in the years 2015 and 2016 (N = 492) are used. The sample consists of answers of mayors from municipalities of all population sizes and the sample is evenly distributed over the area of the Czech Republic.
This book studies political leadership at the local level, based on data from a survey of the mayors of cities of more than 10,000 inhabitants in 29 European countries carried out between 2014 and 2016. The book compares these results with those of a similar survey conducted ten years ago.
The aim of this manuscript is to analyze notions of democracy among Czech mayors. Czechia is dotted with municipalities of various sizes, each with its own mayor, each of whom has a vision of how democracy at the local level should be practiced. Our focus here is on two types of democracies that are seen as alternatives: participatory democracy and representative democracy.
Článek se zabývá víceúrovňovými kariérními dráhami českých politiků v letech 2000 až 2017. Nejprve jsme v něm popsali typické kariérní dráhy mezi jednotlivými úrovněmi samosprávy, přičemž jsme rozlišovali vzestupné a sestupné dráhy. Následně jsme se soustředili na vzestupné dráhy směřující až na národní úroveň, které představují nejobvyklejší cestu do Parlamentu ČR.