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The discourse of hybrid threats in the Czech Republic
Vítek, Stanislav ; Tesař, Jakub (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
The topic of hybrid threats has established itself in Czech political discourse since the beginning of Crimean crisis and it has gradually transformed the notion of Czech security policy between 2014 and 2016. The goal of this thesis is to describe the process of construction of the Czech political hybrid threat discourse. The thesis will use constructivist framework and political discourse analysis to demonstrate, that the actors of international relations in mutual interaction consider their values, ideas and identities endangered, which leads to defensive discursive actions. The thesis will present Russian perception of the international order after the end of the Cold War and the way Russian state reacts to the perception of threat to its superpower status. Then it will focus on the Ukrainian crisis, which will be presented as a consequence of Russian political discourse on international policy. Later the empiric part focusing on hybrid war and presentation of Russian discourse of hybrid war will follow and I will demonstrate, that the central narrative of the Russian discourse of hybrid war is the very opposite of the Western discourse of hybrid war. In the end, political discourse analysis of the Czech hybrid threat discourse will be performed. In the analysis I will focus on key actors of...
Quantum Theory of International Relations: Modeling Strategic Interaction with Quantum Probability Theory
Tesař, Jakub ; Drulák, Petr (advisor) ; Tyc, Tomáš (referee) ; Karlas, Jan (referee)
Recent results from cognitive psychology suggest that human behavior can be, in some situations, better described by laws known from physical quantum theory. This work responds to this development and seeks to answer the question of how quantum models of cognition and decision-making can contribute to our understanding of the social world. We introduce the approaches to the application of quantum theory in social sciences - quantum consciousness, quantum reasoning and quantum metaphor and further develop the second, in the context of strategic interaction in game theory. We show that the quantum model corresponds to both the psychological intuition and many empirically known anomalies such as the order effect, disjunction effect, or context effect. In this work, we derive a specific model of strategic interaction between two players, and we test it in the experimental Prisoner's Dilemma game. The model is based on the rational choice theory, which is nevertheless re-defined when it is shown how the strategic choice is changed if the quantum probability (C*-algebra) is used as the underlying theory instead of classical probability (σ-algebra). The results obtained support the quantum model and showed a different representation of the game among various groups of players. The quantum model of...
Targeted killing: How and when intelligence agencies eliminate their targets and the impact of emerging technologies
Nguyen, Ba Nguyen ; Střítecký, Vít (advisor) ; Tesař, Jakub (referee)
History has shown that assassination could be wielded as an effective weapon in the pursuit of interest, security and power. As the feudal age neared its end in Europe, nation states emerged. Despite its pragmatic usefulness, assassination was considered unfit for this new form of governance. States no longer sought to destroy one another as predicted by Thomas Hobbes, but adhered to John Locke's proposed values, which believed that states could mutually exist as rivals. In this system which favored negotiation and settlements, it was difficult for assassination to have a place. Yet at the start of the 21st century, assassination once again saw employment. As of today, it is preferably referred to as targeted killing by its employers and has become somewhat of a 'new normal.' Clearly, there must be certain permissive catalysts that allowed this to happen. This master's thesis firstly explores the ways the United States, Israel and Russia conduct their assassination/targeted killing operations to present the unique ways these states eliminate their enemies, and secondly pinpoints the permissive causes that allowed these three super and great powers of assassination to transform the international norm against assassination and turn a dishonest, immoral practice into something more acceptable and fit...
The Dilemmas of Surveillance Profiling: The Case of the United States
Petrosyan, Davit ; Střítecký, Vít (advisor) ; Tesař, Jakub (referee)
1 Introduction to the Thesis and the Importance of the Topic The sorting and the categorization of individuals and groups by their capacity and inclination to risky behavior or level of dangerousness has been and remains an essential function of security apparatus of the state and a vital component in state security. Practices of this kind became even more important in the age of international terror. The western world and specifically the United States has been the primary target of international terror suffering numerous terrorist attacks including the 9/11 attacks that became thedefining moment of how security functions in themodern world. While what we call "western world" is dominantly defined by liberal democratic political order, many of its societies and specifically the US is also defined by atechnology-enabled environment that scholarship characterizes as "surveillance society" (Gandy 1989, Lyon 2001, Lyon & Bauman 2012). Withintechnology-enabled environments the technologization of security was inevitable (Ceyhan 2008), and the 9/11 generated even more intense and enhanced efforts ofspeeding this process up (Lyon 2004, Ball and Webster 2003). In the post 9/11 US war on terror, specifically surveillance technologies became central to security policies (Ceyhan 2006) as universal security enablers...
Transformation of Recreational Facilities in Prague
Tesař, Jakub ; Fialová, Dana (advisor) ; Havrlant, Jan (referee)
The present thesis studies the transformation of recreational facilities of Prague. It is focused on a model area of villages, Ohrobec and Dolní Břežany, which have been long - term observed by the departement of social geography and regional development of Charles University in Prague. Although this area is a significant recreational zone, since 1990's it passes through a considerable number of changes. In this area the transformation of second home and suburbal activity occurs and changes the present landscape character. In an observed locality it has occured the tranformation of the structure of area users. The aim of the thesis is to find out how these people use this area, how do they identify themselves with the place where they live or relax and, what kind of mutual relationships they have. Due to the character of my topic, I have chosen several methods from qualitative research, the main source of information is questionnaire survey between the inhabitants and vacationers.
Methods for the determination of radiological impact of the food chains
Tesař, Jakub ; Bartusková,, Miluše (referee) ; Havránková, Barbora (advisor)
The diploma work presents comprehensive overview of methods of determination of radiological impact on food chains. It describes the determination of radionuclides in groceries in common radiation situation and in unusual radiation situation. Practical part of the work presents two model radiation events. These are radiation event in the territory of Czech Republic and radiation event in the territory of other country and its impact on Czech Republic. In the end both model situations are compared.
Meaning of National Radiation Monitoring Network
Tesař, Jakub ; Kaufmanová, Marie (referee) ; Havránková, Barbora (advisor)
This Bachelor's thesis makes sense self-contained overview of National Radiation Monitoring Network. It explains meaning of Radiation Monitoring Network. Otherwise there is written about monitoring in case of normal radiation situation and emergency radiation situation. Conclusion is rendering of meaning Radiation Monitoring Network in case radiation incident, radiation accident or radiological emergency.
Analysis of readiness of the Czech republic, Hungary and Poland to adopt the euro
Tesař, Jakub ; Němcová, Ingeborg (advisor) ; Karpová, Eva (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to assess, whether the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland are ready to adopt the euro. The thesis consists of three main parts. The first part describes the history of the European Monetary Union. The second part focuses on the development of Czech, Hungarian and Polish economy in the years after transformation to a market economy. The last part deals with the Maastricht Convergence Criteria and Real Convergence Criteria, whereas also attempts to assess their actual fulfillment in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Integration of the Czech republic into the European monetary union
Tesař, Jakub ; Němcová, Ingeborg (advisor) ; Horák, Jiří (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to assess, whether the Czech Republic is ready to join the European Monetary Union. The thesis consists of three main parts. The first part describes the history of the European Monetary Union. The second part deals with the Maastricht Convergence Criteria and their concrete fulfillment in the Czech Republic. The last part focuses on the Theory of optimum currency area and Real Convergence Criteria, whereas also attempts to assess their current fulfillment in the Czech Republic.

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