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Family Policy in the Context of New Social Risks
Waloszek, Tomáš ; Potůček, Martin (referee)
The aim of the rigorosum thesis is to understand the way whether and how (what discourses) strategic documents of family policy of the Czech Republic construct new social risks. The presented rigorosum deals with family policy and the parallel phenomenon of new social risks. The structure of society is changing. Together with the new structure of society, new social risks and new kinds of social problems emerge. The question is whether this fact reflects the family policy of the Czech Republic. The thesis discusses whether family policy at all takes into account (what way) the new social risks faced by families with children. In its sub-project, however, it does not neglect the role of social work. On an epistemological basis of social constructionism is in the thesis of qualitative research strategy used method of analysis of documents. Methodologically, it is a discourse analysis, one of the possibility of discourse-analytical research is chosen a critical discourse analysis. The thesis is therefore subjected to a critical discursive analysis of strategic family policy documents (2005- 2017), with the specification of the Czech Republic. Keywords Family; Family policy; New social risks; Post-industrial society; Social work with family; Discourse; Discursive analysis; Critical discourse analysis
The political dimension of social exclusion of elderly people as a result of the digital divide
Chmelíková, Tereza ; Kotrusová, Miriam (advisor) ; Potůček, Martin (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the phenomenon of the digital divide and its influence on the quality of life of seniors. The digital divide - a product of the modern information society - is one of the major factors influencing the social exclusion of elderly people. The theoretical part of theses introduces the concept of active aging as a way of successful solving problems associated with the population ageing, as well as a prevention of the exclusion of seniors from both society and participation in public affairs. The author mainly focuses on the issue of how are seniors in the Czech Republic at risk of exclusion as a result of digital exclusion. In the practical part, the present level of digital literacy of Czech seniors is explored. Following qualitative research - semi-structured interviews with experts - aims to find out whether the digital divide represents a social problem for the elderly people in the Czech Republic that contributes to their inequal position among the society, or even causes their exclusion from the participation in governance, and consequently, reduces the quality of their lives.
A Social Enterprise Law As Means To Combat Social Exclusion
Kolář, Šimon ; Potůček, Martin (advisor) ; Stehlík, Petr (referee)
Thesis "Analysis of legislative and social conditions of supporting social entepreneurship in the Czech Republic" delves into the issue of social entepreneurship in the Czech Republic. The main aim of the thesis is to analyze both social and legislative conditions that actors use to battle social exclusion through social entepreneurship in the Czech Republic. To achieve this, a case study needed to be exercised; interviews with actors from both employers and employees of these businesses were carried out. Moreover, issues that these businesses have to deal with were identified and are described as well as benefits for the target population. Furthermore, conditions that have to be met in order to receive funding from the ESF are described. The way these conditions are designed and ultimately evaluated is discussed in detail. Using actor centered institutionalism, actors that take part in discussions regarding the legislation, which is currently being prepared, are identified and described. Interactions between these actors are discussed and, additionally, recommendations for the further development of social entepreneurship in the Czech Republic are being put forward.
The Selected Aspects Affecting Formation of the Pension Policy in the Czech Republic in 1990-2017
Česák, Vojtěch ; Potůček, Martin (advisor) ; Rudolfová, Veronika (referee)
1 Abstract The diploma thesis focuses on defining the factors that significantly influence the frame of the pension reform in years 1990-2017. It observes the evolution of the predominant discourses relevant to each period, as well as the role of political parties, both from the point of view of individual governments and during their activity within the expert committees focusing on adjustments to the pension system. The thesis analyses the election programmes of political parties and movements, which are then confronted with the submitted variants within the I Bezděk Committee and the Expert Committee on Pension Reform. There is also a role analysis of other selected participants, who significantly contributed to the creation of possible reform options. The thesis finds answers to the set hypotheses dedicated to the issue of political parties and their interest and possible consistency in the field of pension reform. The impact of the created coalitions on the deviations from the originally declared intentions and the expert committee's influence on the possible form of the pension reform are discussed, too. Theories of discourse institutionalism, the theory of agenda setting, and the theory of framing were used as theoretical starting points. Within the methodology, the author applies mainly the...
Liberal Critique and Reforms of Welfare State - The Case of Chile's Pension Reform
Žídek, Bohumír ; Angelovská, Olga (advisor) ; Potůček, Martin (referee)
My master thesis explores classical liberal attitudes towards the Welfare State. It deals especially with concepts developed by the so-called new classical liberals (also called neoclassical liberals) represented by scholars of the Arizona School. I use their ideas to reconstruct free-market liberal theory of social justice, which is then applied to pension reforms in Chile and Sweden. The thesis also recollects critiques of public pension systems by public choice theory scholars, which are then used to explore a nature of the aforementioned pension reforms. In cases of both reforms, these theoretical frameworks are used to evaluate data obtained by a desk research. Relevant documents and also data of international organizations and national statistical offices were used. In its last part, the thesis evaluates primary data obtained by semi-standardized interviews with seven Czech classical liberals and explores their attitudes towards both the free market liberal theory of social justice and pension reforms in Chile and in Sweden. Abstrakt Diplomová práce zkoumá vztah klasického liberalismu k sociálnímu státu. Zabývá se zejména koncepty vyvinutými takzvanými novými klasickými liberály reprezentovanými především badateli arizonské školy. Jejich ideje využívám k rekonstrukci tržně liberální teorie...
A Social Enterprise Law As Means To Combat Social Exclusion
Kolář, Šimon ; Potůček, Martin (advisor) ; Hošťálková, Jitka (referee)
Thesis "A Social Enterprise Law As Means To Combat Social Exclusion" concerns social enterprises in the Czech Republic, as well as options by which these enterprises could be supported in a way that would make them more effective in socially integrating their employees. Based on the fact that there is currently no law regarding social enterprises in effect, it is hard for the state to provide support for these enterprises. The main goal of the thesis is to provide a recommendation for such law with regard to social integration of the enterprises' employees. To reach this goal, a case study design is used; the author has visited four social enterprises in the Czech Republic and, using grounded theory, described the way that they currently operate. Moreover, mechanics and/or conditions through which social enterprises help their employees to integrate are described, as well as how these mechanics could be improved upon legally. Furthermore, the institutionalism theory is used to analyze the current state of actors and institutions important for the issue. Results of the analysis are then described and interpreted and suggestions for the would-be law is laid forward.
Welfare state as a subsystem of culture
Mouralová, Magdalena ; Potůček, Martin (advisor) ; Háva, Petr (referee)
Univerzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd / Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1 info@fsv.cuni.cz, tel: 222 112 111 www.fsv.cuni.cz Dle čl. 4 Opatření rektora č. 6/2010 o Zpřístupnění elektronické databáze závěrečných prací http://www.cuni.cz/UK-3470.html a čl. 1 Opatření děkana 29/2010 se z časového hlediska závěrečné práce dělí do tří skupin: a. "nové práce", tj. práce odevzdávané k obhajobě počínaje 29. 9. 2010, b. "starší práce", tj. práce odevzdané k obhajobě od 1. 1. 2006 do 28. 9. 2010, c. "práce před rokem 2006", tj. práce odevzdané k obhajobě před 1. 1. 2006. V tomto případě jde o "starší práci" odevzdanou k obhajobě od 1. 1. 2006 do 28. 9. 2010. Omlouváme se, ale dokument není v elektronické verzi k dispozici.
An outflow of young people from the city of Šumperk - cause analysis and solution suggestion
Strachotová, Eliška ; Potůček, Martin (advisor) ; Háva, Petr (referee)
The diploma thesis is a case study of the outflow of young people from the town of Šumperk. The aim of this work is to explain the main causes of the problem, to determine the extent to which suburbanization is involved in the process, to evaluate the town's existing policies to solve the problem and to suggest possible solutions. The research is based on the theoretical concepts of the public policy cycle, which helps to determine the stage at which the problem is at the town level, works with the theory of city shrinkage, the theory of suburbanization, and push-pull migration theory. The original research is based on data from sociological research and interviews. Conclusions of the thesis include the finding that the main causes of the outflow of young people are inadequate job opportunities for college students and poor housing offers. Suburbanisation also contributes to the process of shrinking. The town's current policy lacks a strategic concept that would prevent the outflow. In conclusion, the author suggests possible partial solutions to the problem, such as creation of a coworking center or a change in the zone planning strategy.
When There Is Not Just One Policy: Institutional and Financial Background of the Czech Gender Equality Policy
Hondlíková, Kristýna ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Potůček, Martin (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to describe the institutional and financial security of the gender equality policy from 1998 to the present in the background of the interactions and relationships between its key actors - Gender Equality Unit (Office of the Government of the Czech Republic), Gender Equality Advisory bodies (Office of the Government of the Czech Republic), Department of Family and Ageing Policy (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), Division of Gender Equality Projects (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) and Gender Equality Nonprofit Organizations (Gender Equality NGO). Theoretical support of this thesis is the state/market feminism theory and theoretical concepts policy and governance. The outcomes of the analysis and expert interviews show the institutional and financial security of the gender equality policy is continual, horizontal and fragmented process created by internally and externally different actors. These actors implement their gender equality policies differently and their work is parallel. However, at the same time they are mutually dependent through different sources thereby different interactions (both cooperation and coaction) and relationships (both formal and informal) as well as tension and problems arise. Negotiations about funding of the policy measures and...
Change of health insurance in the Czech Republic after 2009 - Institucional Analysis
Vondráčková, Jana ; Háva, Petr (advisor) ; Potůček, Martin (referee)
This diploma thesis focuses on changes in the system of sickness insurance in the Czech Republic since 2009. Based on the analysis of the development of social security in the context of neoliberal capitalism and economic globalization, the aim of the thesis was to reflect the ideological and factual basis and the legitimacy of the institutional change in the sphere of sickness insurance in connection with adoption of Act No. 187/2006 Coll., On sickness insurance and the discovery of socio-economic consequences of these changes. The theoretical basis of this thesis has been the institutional change in the sphere of sickness and the (non) legitimacy of the policy in this sphere of public finance reforms. Other theories have included the relationship of economic and social policy that they have been closely related to the theory of social state. The social state has been the beginning of the subject of aging, globalization and the recession of economic development in the last decades. In the empirical part of the thesis, with the use of the method of institutional analysis, critical discursive analyzes and interviews, the sphere of sickness insurance was examined in connection with the connection with the adoption of Act No. 187/2006 Coll., On sickness insurance and the socio-economic implications of...

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