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The Impact of China's Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa on U.S. Political and Economical Interests on the Continent (2000-2012)
Kindl, Lukáš ; Sehnálková, Jana (advisor) ; Bečka, Jan (referee)
The rigorous thesis deals with China's increased engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa after 2000 and its impact on U.S. political and economic interests on the continent. In the first decade of the new millennium, China's search for natural resources, especially oil, to satisfy its growing demand, need to find new markets for exports, as well as China's aspiration to enhance its position at the international stage led Beijing to pay greater attention to Africa. China started to engage African countries through a combination of development assistance with no strings attached, except for the one-China principle, and high-profile diplomacy. The United States has become concerned that China might jeopardize its programs on democratization and governance and become a fierce economic competitor in Africa. In the first two chapters, the thesis describes the interests of China and the U.S, respectively, the main actors involved in the countries' respective Africa policies, and strategies and concrete policies these two world powers implement in Africa. The third chapter compares the U.S. and China's engagement in three case studies - on Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. The fourth chapter provides a comparison of the general features of the American and the Chinese policies towards Sub- Saharan Africa. The chapter...
Comparison of U.S. and China's Policy Towards Africa 1990-2010 With a Special Focus on Angola and Sudan: Resources and Geopolitics
Kindl, Lukáš ; Sehnálková, Jana (advisor) ; Raška, Francis (referee)
The Master's thesis deals with China's increased engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa after 2000 and its impact on U.S. political and economic interests on the continent. In the first decade of the new millennium, China's search for natural resources, especially oil, to satisfy its growing demand, need to find new markets for exports, as well as China's aspiration to enhance its position at the international stage led Beijing to pay greater attention to Africa. China started to engage African countries through a combination of development assistance with no strings attached, except for the one-China principle, and high-profile diplomacy. The United States has become concerned that China might jeopardize its programs on democratization and governance and become a fierce economic competitor in Africa. In the first two chapters, the thesis describes the interests of China and the U.S, respectively, the main actors involved in the countries' respective Africa policies, and strategies and concrete policies these two world powers implement in Africa. The third chapter compares the U.S. and China's engagement in three case studies - on Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. The fourth chapter provides a comparison of the general features of the American and the Chinese policies towards Sub- Saharan Africa. The chapter...
American Security Policy towards Failed States with a Special Focus on the Case of Somalia
Kindl, Lukáš ; Raška, Francis (referee) ; Sehnálková, Jana (advisor)
During the 1990s, the United States gradually came to recognize that failed states emerged as a new threat to international security as they could become safe havens for terrorist or criminal groups, destabilize entire regions, and also provoke humanitarian crises. This thesis starts with an analysis of the general trends in the U.S. security policy towards these states since the early 1990s. Subsequently, it focuses on the concrete case of the U.S. policy towards Somalia, probably the most typical example of a failed state. Somalia has lacked a viable central government since 1991 and is internally fragmented as a result of a struggle between various clans. In the aftermath of negative experience from a humanitarian intervention in the midst of Somali civil war, the United States disengaged from Somalia and reevaluated its approach to such interventions in general. However, with regard to the War on Terror, the U.S. focused on this country once again and supported a newly created central government in hopes that it could restore order and prevent Somalia from becoming a breeding ground for terrorists. However, the government turned unable to govern, as it was challenged by an armed resistance. The aim of this thesis is to assess the most suitable approach toward Somalia the United States should implement...
Evaluation of Eduction on Basic and Secondary Schools
Kindl, Lukáš ; Kratochvílová, Věra (referee) ; Vasileská, Marie (advisor)
As of January 1st, 2006, based on the law 561/2004 Coll., the Ministry of Schools, Youth and Physical Education founded an independent institution called "Center for educational results appreciation" (abbreviated as CERMAT). The Center concentrates on solving several key issues related to the need to ensure easy to understand, comprehensive and mutually measurable educational results. Leaving aside the issue of state coordinated secondary school leaving examination, evaluation and auto-evaluation of schools stands out as equally important area of interest. This area is being worked out within the system project KVALITA I under European Social Fund (ESF). The aim of the project is to gradually develop new system for monitoring and evaluating results of primary and secondary education. The thesis deals with creation of tools (in the form of achievement tests) aimed at evaluation and auto-evaluation of educational results reached in science topics, namely in chemistry. Preparatory and submission phases were followed by didactic analysis of statistical data obtained through pilot survey using two sets of tasks (each in two modifications), namely "Chemistry basics" and "Critical reading focused on healthy diet and regime". Based on proposed changes the tasks were adopted and tests were created to measure the...

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