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Cultural property in armed conflicts: Typical motivations causing their destruction
Pelikánová, Eva ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bruner, Tomáš (referee)
In recent years protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflicts has become largely mentioned issue. Despite broad international legal codification of principles to prevent destruction of cultural property in the event of armed conflicts, destruction of cultural property obviously occurs. Within discussion on their protection, attention is not so paid to the values of cultural property representing for interested actors not merely in the event of armed conflicts. Attention is not much paid also to the motivations leading actors to destroy cultural property in the event of armed conflicts. The thesis is based on current state of knowledge both in academic or international law and it focuses on exploring motivations leading actors to destroy cultural property in the event of armed conflicts. To answer the research question: "What motivators are leading actors to actively destroy cultural monuments in armed conflicts?" is proceeded from analysis of literature that expounds the motivations for the destruction of cultural property in the event of armed conflicts. These motivations will be understood as theoretical explanations of destruction for the purposes of the work, and on the basis of five case studies, their validity will be checked. The subsequent synthesis of the conclusions of...
TGM's visions of Europe's arrangement on the pre-war, war and post-war era
Bašová, Magdaléna ; Mlejnek, Josef (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
Bachelor thesis deals with T.G.M's opinions about Europe's arrangement and affects their development in the time shortly before the first world war, during the war and also shortly after the war. The goal of this thesis is to describe the changing of these opinions, summarize them and understand the changes. A further vote is devoted to Czechoslovakia, briefly describe his origin and characterize its policy according to T.G.M. After the brief introduction, the introduction of goals and methods of work and characteristic of sources follow the next chapters which are focused on the topic, which are divided into thematic units, the chapters are chronologicall. The attention is also paid to analysis of Masaryk's basic books. The separate chapter then fulfils a partial goal of the thesis, which characteristic Czechoslovakia and its origin. In the end, there is a summary.
National interest? Analysis of the securitization strategy of the Czech security policy in counterterrorism
Hvězda, Martin ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
The analysis of security policy, in its variations, regularly deals with the question of what each actor wants to promote in domestic or international politics, in other words, what is his interest. The term "national interest" is not an abstract category and a rhetorical turn legitimizing government action in front of the public audience or in dispute with political opposition. One of the aims of the presented thesis is to present the concept of national interest as a useful tool enabling closer research of domestic policy within the security context. Our main thematic focus, in which we examine the constitution of national interest, is the Czech counterterrorism policy in the context of the reaction of the Czech government and security forces to the terrorist attacks in Paris in autumn 2015 and in Brussels in March of the following year. An extraordinary measure after the attacks in Brussels in the form of the deployment of the Czech Army performing police tasks in mixed patrols in three Czech cities is for us a key manifestation of counterterrorism policy. This constitution of the security policy, we are further investigating. The main motivation is to explain the reasons why the mentioned security measure took place, which has no analogs in the history of the Czech Republic. We conclude that...
Military Conscription in contemporary Europe - how and why states still use it?
Hoppe, Dominik ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
This thesis addresses issues regarding military conscription within the European geographic area. It reflects lengthy and complicated evolution of military conscription, as well as its use case and eventual suspension or abolishment as a military recruitment tool in a post- Cold war Europe up until this day. Thesis also addresses academic and non-academic debate related to conscription and its development, typology, use-cases while it tries to uncover and summarize principal reasons, why was the concept of military conscription abandoned. Furthermore, it tries to evaluate those reasons against the current state of security environment in Europe, compare them and based on that, answer the question whether the relevance of those reasons is still valid or not. Especially in relation to the fact, that some of the countries that abolished conscription in the past, are bringing it back in form of mandatory military or civilian service, contrary to above mentioned reasons. Thesis comes to conclusion, that the relevancy of the issues with conscription from the past are less relevant in current European security environment.
UN Peacekeeping in the Early 1990s: Evaluation of the outcomes of second-generation operations with Chapter VII mandates
Matějková, Monika ; Bureš, Oldřich (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
This Master's Thesis is devoted to the United Nations peacekeeping, particularly second- generation operations in the early 1990s and their evaluation. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate the (lack of) success of the selected missions, which were the first examples of operations authorized under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. The theoretical part focuses on the concept of peacekeeping itself, historical development, types of peace operations and literature review, as there are various criteria on how to evaluate peacekeeping missions. For the purpose of this thesis, the work examines three peace operations - the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), the United Nations Missions in Somalia (UNOSOM I and UNOSOM II) and the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL). The case studies provide a brief overview of the conflict, the main roots of the conflict, a response from the international community, deployment of the mission and its evaluation according to the selected framework. Furthermore, the supplementary discussion regarding the development and situation in the country in the aftermath of the mission's withdrawal enriches the case study. The thesis concludes with the evaluation of the outcomes of second-generation operations with Chapter VII mandates and aims...
Examining the Growth of Private Military Contractors and their Applications in State Stability in Latin America
Austman, Connor ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bureš, Oldřich (referee)
Private military companies have rapidly filled in many operational force capacities that national militaries now longer have the capabilities to fill natively. As such, PMCs have expanded their rosters as well as their services provided to fill in many roles, and have carried out many such roles such as logistics management, personal and site security, and some inherently state functions such as training indigenous security forces and interrogation of prisoners. This rise has impacted national militaries in many facets of their operations and abstract professional bases. The ability of the PMC to carry out operations at the same standard as regular soldiers but with higher pay has impacted how the regular soldier views their own place in the professional national military, and creates problems for the establishment as a whole. This thesis will discuss the Iraq War as a case study and the impact of PMCs on the war, as well as introduce the Huntingtonian theories of soldier professionalism and corporateness, and will also employ a critical Marxist perspective to analyse the role and impact of PMCs in the modern military convention and in civil-military relations.
Determinants of overall domestic performance of a motion picture
Derco, Martin ; Červinka, Michal (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
A multi-billion film and television industry is a non-negligible component of both national and global economies, employing hundreds of thousands workers in the domestic market alone. An average major motion picture of recent years amounts to a hundred million U.S. dollars investment. The study explores the determinants of box office revenues. Firstly, the domestic film market is described, and related literature is reviewed. Secondly, using a unique cross-sectional dataset obtained from major publicly available sources we construct several models which should provide us with explanatory information on what factors relate to a theatrical success in terms of revenues. The log-log OLS regression is employed to estimate the impact of key determinants of film's profitability. In conclusion the evaluation of hypotheses is provided alongside with several suggestions on future research and film production. Keywords film industry, film, OLS regression, box office revenues
Comparison uprising in Poznan and Budapest in 1956
Mottlová, Tereza ; Mlejnek, Josef (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
The Bacherlor's Thesis deals with theme of comparism of the uprising in Hungary and Poland in 1956. The thesis employs methods of description and comparism. The Thesis is devided into four main parts. The first part deals with the theory of opposition and objects that formed opposition in these countries. Following part focuses on uprising in polish town Poznan. It outlines political situation before uprising and its causes. This part describes course of uprising and its ending. The third part concerns with uprising in Budpest. Analogous to the first part, the second part describes political situation in Hungary before autumn 1956. Focuses on a causes of uprising, main characters and course of uprising. In the end it mentions main consequences. Last part of the Bacherlor's Thesis deals with the comparism of both uprising - its the causes, courses and endings. It sums up main points and characters and compares it.
Study of the reconstruction of the gas pipeline network of a selected part of the urbanized unit
Tamborlani, Alessandro ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee) ; Raclavský, Jaroslav (advisor)
The diploma thesis deals with the study of construction and reconstruction of gas pipeline networks. It will acquaint us with the basic properties of gases, from their extraction to distribution. At the end of the work we apply this knowledge to the real situation of construction of the regulation station together with the reconstruction of the adjacent gas pipeline network in Tišnov with the application of the 3D program Revit.
Reconstruction proposal of raw water supply for water treatment plant
Pasnichenko, Dmytro ; Coufal,, Marek (referee) ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor)
This diploma thesis deals with the assessment of the technical condition of the raw water supply Dnipro-Mykolaiv for water treatment plant Inhulets in Ukraine and the reconstruction proposal of the section of this supply. Specifically, it is a 300 m long section of the steel pipeline DN 1 400 of the first row of the sypply near the Myrné village in Bilozerka Raion (district), Kherson Oblast (province), Ukraine, which is in a state of disrepair. As part of this work is an an evaluation of the current technical condition of the pipeslines of the first and second rows of the suplly. Subsequently, the design of the reconstruction of the section is then carried out using selected remediation technology.

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