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Knowledge and networking of Local Action Groups in the Czech Republic in the programming period 2014-2020
Kačerová, Eliška ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Hauser, Jan (referee)
This master's thesis deals with Local Action Groups (LAGs), based on the EU approach LEADER for local development, in the Czech Republic during the programming period 2014- 2020. It focuses on the ability of LAGs to acquire and pass on knowledge and to learn, as well as on their networks. Within this work, the character of acquired knowledge, means of transfer of the knowledge and forms of learning are examined. Furthermore, research focuses on LEADER networks and their internal relations as well as level of communication and trust, in order to determine the efficiency of these networks. Lastly, the institutional thickness of the environment of Czech LAGs is examined that constitutes of non-scientific institutions and technological infrastructure. Cooperation with these two types of institutions leads to creation and implementation of innovations and more effective development of the territory. The theoretical grounding and criteria of this work are based on the Theory of Learning Regions. To obtain the data, a mixed research method was used. A combination of quantitative and qualitative research was carried out in the form of a questionnaire survey, semi-structured interviews and analysis of primary documents.
The Site of Memory: National Museum of Ireland and Commemoration of Easter Rising in the Proclaiming a Republic Exhibition
Špína, Vladimír ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Bauer, Paul (referee)
The Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising (2016-2020) exhibition was opened by the National Museum of Ireland as a part of the Decade of Centenaries project to commemorate the Easter Rising. This thesis understands the exhibition as a place of memory, which on the occasion of the centenary represents the official memory of the rising, and it aims to analyze this memory. The exhibition is perceived through the SANE framework as a mnemonic formation and the emphasis is put on narrative of the exhibition. Analysis of which is based on presumptions of the new museology, according to which modern museums utilize either hegemonic (celebratory, status quo-maintaining) or counter-hegemonic (minority, status quo-denying) narratives. The content of the exhibition (texts, exhibits, photographs), which was documented by the author of this thesis during repeated visits in 2017 and 2018, is subjected to thematic analysis. By applying the thematic network method, nine so-called global themes - macro-themes depicting who / what, how and by what is the exhibition commemorating - are identified within the narrative of the exhibition. The thesis determines that the exhibition, despite expectations of the new museology, reinforces traditional myths of the Easter Rising and employs predominantly dominant narratives....
The Norwegian policy of cooperation in Education and Research as a soft-power tool for Norway's foreign policy
Rozsypal Pajerová, Anna ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Svobodný, Petr (referee)
This diploma thesis examines the Norwegian policy of cooperation in Education and Research as a soft-power tool for Norway's foreign policy. Within a European context, three levels of Norway's participation in Education and Research programmes will be analyzed. The first level is Norway's cooperation policy toward the EU, though as a weaker actor. The second is Norway's value of cooperation as an equal partner, which is typical in the Nordic region. And the third is cooperation via EEA Grants and Norway Grants, in which Norway is a dominant player. This thesis combines a theory of international cooperation and Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye's theory of soft-power, complex interdependence and asymmetry of relations between the participants. In the research, a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods are used. This thesis reveals that Norway decreases the financial spending to the areas where it has more influence and can utilize more of its soft power, while it also invests into areas where it plays the role of substandard actor. An explanation is found in the theory of international cooperation and the game of Chicken, where the longstanding and successful corporation strives to achieve a compromise rather than a win, i.e. to moderate any power fluctuation and strive for an equilibrium state.
Limits of europeanization: Case study of Georgian electoral reforms
Jeziorská, Kristýna ; Weiss, Tomáš (advisor) ; Kasáková, Zuzana (referee)
The diploma thesis is based on the phenomenon of Europeanization and its limits in third countries (with a focus on the European neighbourhood countries). It focuses on the influence of the European Union on the adopted electoral reforms in Georgia. It is processed in the form of diachronic comparison. Thanks to it, it will be possible to achieve an understanding of the dynamics of the changes and their development. According to the analysis of the current research of the limits of Europeanization in third countries, the main factors behind these limits have been identified. These were applied to the two pre-selected electoral reforms. It was monitored whether these factors were valid for the given reform, whether they were also valid for the second selected electoral reform over time, or whether these factors contribute to the overall failure of Europeanization in Georgia.
Why did ETA leave violence as a mean of achieving its goals?
Mareček, Ondřej ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Mejstřík, Martin (referee)
The bachelor thesis studies the terrorist group ETA and its development in the second half of the 20th century and focuses on its retreating popularity at the beginning of the 21st century. Leaving violence as a mean of achieving the Basque Independence in 2011 will be the newest event for my work. In the paper I will focus on changing public opinion on the ETA group, which goes hand in hand with the democratization process and the loss of legitimacy of armed resistance. Next, I will monitor the extent to which the Spanish federal government was fighting this group and the influence on such success of Spain's entry into the EU. Loss of public opinion support further delegitimize the ETA's activities. The work also discusses the Basque political parties, especially extremist ones and the development of their popularity over time. The conclusion of the paper will outline where nationalist terrorism in the Basque country can go further or whether it is a closed chapter in Spanish history. However, given the history of the breach of truce by the ETA, it is probably just a short interim period.
Europeanization of selected non-governmental organizations dealing with integration policy
Kučerová, Aneta ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (advisor) ; Kasáková, Zuzana (referee)
This diploma thesis examines the Europeanization of selected Czech non-governmental organizations that are dealing with integration policy. The issue of non-state actors and their Europeanisation requires special attention in view of the fact that it is linked to the participation of civil society in the European area, which offers non-governmental organizations new opportunities and resources that can further shape them. The thesis examines Europeanization in three types of cooperation - in financial resources, the involvement of organizations in European networks and in expert resources. The core of this research was the question of the extent to which we can talk about the Europeanization of financial resources and/or the internationalization of expertise among the surveyed actors. At both of these levels, the European Union has proved to be an important source of funding as well as a political arena where new ties can be established between like-minded actors. However, contrary to the financial cooperation, cooperation in sharing expertise was not found in all organizations that were examined. The internationalization of expertise, and thus the sharing of information and know-how between Czech and European organizations, is more widespread among those entities that deal with European affairs...
The hunger strike of Irish republican prisoners in 1981 from the point of view of British press
Perzolla, Matteo ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
In 1981 a hunger strike broke out wich was held in the correctional facility Maze in Belfast. The hunger strike was held by Irish republican prisoners and ten men starved themselves to death. This strike was the culmination of a protest against the abolition of the Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. This thesis focuses around the hunger strike of the Northern Irish prisoners and describes the background of the protest. The theoretical framework briefly describes the history of the Northern Irish conflict and the course of the hunger strike. Furthermore, this bachelor thesis describes the goals of the protesters and the main protagonists of the strike are introduced to the reader. The application part of this thesis is devoted to the qualitative analysis of this hunger strike. The main goal of this research is to find out to what extent British newspapers coverd this problematic situation in Northern Ireland and what was their attitude to the whole situation. The application section focuses on the coverage of British newspapers from a qualitative analysis perspective.
EU Policy towards autonomous regions with a potential to be independent - Catalonia and Scotland
Havlín, Kryštof ; Mejstřík, Martin (advisor) ; Kasáková, Zuzana (referee)
The bachelor's thesis aims to analyze the policy of the European Union towards European autonomous regions which have the potential to become independent. It focuses especially on the issue of EU membership for regions that have a tendency to separate from an EU Member State. Two major separatist events took place in the European Union in the last decade. In 2014, Scotland declared a referendum approved by the central government on independence from the UK. In 2017, the independent Republic of Catalonia, that wanted to secede from the Kingdom of Spain on the basis of an illegal referendum, was declared. The passive attitude of the European Union towards the aggravated situation in the territory of its member state led me to address the issue from the perspective of the EU whose representatives consider these developments to be internal affairs of the states. The main goal of the bachelor's thesis is to find out what the approach of the EU to the mentioned regions is in terms of potential membership in case these regions become independent. At the same time, the bachelor's thesis should clarify why the European Union holds these positions and what their legal framework is. The paper also presents hypothetical scenarios for the accession of potentially independent regions of Catalonia and Scotland to...
Comparison of the success of the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno program and the European Union Cohesion Funds in Italy
Štěrbová, Adéla ; Mejstřík, Martin (advisor) ; Kasáková, Zuzana (referee)
The bachelor thesis deals with the issue of Italian dualism and the so-called Southern question. In this context, two specific programs of funding the Italian South have been examined - the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno (1950 - 1984) and the Cohesion Funds of the European Union, in particular the 2007-2013 period. Two levels of financing are thus represented - the internal and the external level. The research plan is to qualitatively evaluate the success of the two programs with the method of compilation of selected sources. The thesis offers a list of the activities of both programs, and shows specific data regarding their results. The issue of Italian dualism has been relevant since the unification of the Italian state. Despite numerous efforts of the Italian government to reduce or eliminate the socio-economic gap between the North and South of the country, the foundations for the future economic self-sufficiency of the South have not been laid. The thesis concludes that both of the examined programs share several common features. Positive results appeared only during the implementation period. In the long run, however, no noticeable results have been found. The thesis finds out that in order to lay the foundations for future economic self-sufficiency of the South, investments in the quality of local...

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