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The United Kingdom Independence Party media representation in selected British media between the years 2014 and 2016
Rukavička, Tomáš ; Šafařík, Petr (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
This thesis analyzes media representation of the United Kingdom Independence Party between the years 2014 and 2016 in selected British media where it follows keywords used by these medias in the articles about the party and whether these themes can be identified as key topics in the context of media-generated frame and where, based on these frames, place these medias the party in the political spectrum of the United Kingdom. Despite the brief history of the United Kingdom Independence Party, the work contains chapters about right-wing populism and Euroscepticism. This is followed by an analysis of selected British media based on four keywords. The media, which have been used for the analysis were The Guardian, The Telegraph and BBC News. The chosen keywords were - Euroscepticism, immigration, criticism of the political system (antiestablishment) and organizational change within the party. It examines the 50 most relevant articles with these keywords from 2014-2016 and the tendency of thir usage. The result is an analysis of the frequency of these topics, showing the development, with the result, that they have been identified as the basic themes that all the three media use in the articles about the party. Second result is an overview of what media frames of a party were created and where these...
Tony Blair and moral arguments in foreign policy
Handl, Vladimír ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
For ten years he spent as the Prime Minister, Tony Blair led Great Britain in no less five then military operations, more than any other Prime Minister in the modern history. Neither of these operations was strictly speaking in British national interest and thus Tony Blair had to use other than the usual arguments to legitimize Britain's participation. He therefore started using moral arguments. Usage of these became much more acceptable during the nineties due to the changes in the international arena, this thesis looks at which moral arguments Tony Blair used during his tenure as the Prime Minister and how he used them. It analyses his arguments used to legitimize operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Does EU Membership Influence the Approach to the United Nations Security Council Reform? Comparison of Germany and Japan
Franěk, Robert ; Weiss, Tomáš (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
Reform of the United Nations Security Council has already become an evergreen of international politics. There are many reform proposals, but it's impossible to find satisfactory solution. One of the main candidates for new permanent membership is Germany, which published its bid in 1992. During 90's also emerged first proposals mentioning the possibility of future permanent membership of the European Union. This thesis contributes to debate on Europeanisation of foreign policies of EU member states. The aim is to find out, whether has German bid for permanent membership in the UN Security Council been influenced by membership of Germany in the European Union. For a better recognition of possible Europeanisation effects is German case compared with Japan, which published its bid only one year later and shares similar characteristics to Germany. Content analysis method is used to compare German and Japanese argumentation with regard to four topics: equitable representation, economic power, multilateral cooperation and responsibility.
Attitudes of Czech Political Youth Organizations towards the EU
Kříž, Václav ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The presented diploma thesis focuses on the attitudes of selected youth political organizations in the Czech Republic towards the European Union and the process of European integration. It takes in account the fact that youth political organizations can be identified as agents of political socialization as well as it is possible to study them within the broader term of political participation (to study their influence on attitudes and opinions of their members). The analysis concerns selected eight Czech youth political organizations, Mladí sociální demokraté (the Young Social Democrats), Mladí konzervativci (the Young Conservatives), TOP tým, Mladé ANO, Mladí zelení (the Young Greens), Mladí lidovci, Mladí křesťanští demokraté (the Young Christian Democrats) and mSTAN. The theoretical basis for the analysis is Euroscepticism, specifically the typology of C. Flood and S. Usherwood is used. This typology, with six possible positions, is linked to six scenarios of possible development, based on the five scenarios presented by the European Commission in 2017 as part of the White Paper on the future of Europe and its further direction. Compatibility of both scales is tested. The necessary data collected via questionnaire survey. The thesis concludes that youth political organizations are relevant...
Attitudes of the European "Five" Towards the First British Application to the European Economic Community
Hrdý, Pavel ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (referee)
This thesis deals with the period from British application to the European Economic Community until its dismissal by French veto while it aims on all member states of European communities excluding France. The aim of this thesis is to determine whether there was an opinion homogeneity inside European Economic Community during negotiating the British application, to which extent were the states in their advancements in accord and more whether their steps had some real effect on the given situation. This thesis is summarizing study, which uses comparative analysis. The first part introduces the period of 60s in the European integration. The second part deals with introduction of individual states, their interests and undergone steps. The third part comes to answering the research question and concludes ascertained facts. On the basis of discovered facts this thesis comes to the conclusion that the opinion homogeneity was not omnipresent but it showed only in elemental questions, underneath these opinions differed. Some states made some effort to remedy the French veto, however in consequences it had no chance to success because it was blocked by person of Konrad Adenauer.
Queen Elizabeth II as a symbol of British national identity from 1997 to 2017
Bartoňová, Kristýna ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
Britská panovnice Alžběta II. je nedílnou součástí britské národní identity, a to dle odborných názorů i dle oficiálních stránek britské vlády. Ovšem způsob, kterým se podílí na udržování britské identity není dostatečně popsán. Proto se tato bakalářská pr panovnice Alžběty II. v udržováním britské národní identity. Analyzuje, zda a jakým způsobem se panovnice podílí na udržování britské národní identity. Nejprve rozebírá přibližuje složitost tohoto pojmu a směry, kterými lze národní identitě přistupovat. Pokračuje definicí britské identity. Dále, na základě odborných studií a názorů, stejně jako na základě názorů britských žurnalistů a obyvatel představuje hlavní oblasti a složky britské národní identity. Tímto způsobem stanovuje oblasti, ve kterých by se panovnice měla při udržování národní identity pohybovat. Těmito oblastmi jsou politicko ideologická identita národa, kulturní identita a společná historie a paměť. V , zda je panovnice Alžběta těchto oblastech činná a jakým způsobem udržuje a posiluje jednotlivé složky identity. Analyzuje, jakým způsobem panovnice reálně o tuto identitu pečuje. Jsou monitorovány jednotlivé události, kterých se panovnice účastní, jednotlivé proslovy a styl jakým je Spojené království prezentováno na charitativní činnost. Díky poznatkům z analýzy královniných činností je v...
Reflection on British invasion in Iraq 2003
Žáčková Motalová, Tereza ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Hornát, Jan (referee)
The thesis deals with the British intervention in Iraq 2003 and its representation in the memoirs of four prominent representatives of Great Britain. These include Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short, and Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons. The text is an analysis of the memoirs of the above- mentioned persons and a description of the events that immediately led to military intervention in Iraq, as well as capturing the time of the next few weeks. The aim of the thesis is to find out how the actors cope with the events of 2002 and 2003, how their approach differs. The first part of the text is a theoretical-methodological definition, there are the specifics of memoir literature and approaches to it. The second part is a brief factual summary of those events. The third part is a memory analysis that helps readers to answer the research question.
Conceptual approach of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal republic of Germany to Anti-terrorism legislation
Hajn, Ondřej ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Hornát, Jan (referee)
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the European counter-terrorism policy went through a series of major changes. In the thesis Conceptual approach of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal republic of Germany to Anti-terrorism legislation, the focus is given to the diverse approach of both, United Kingdom and Germany, towards the counter- terrorism laws in the period between 2001 and 2016. In the first section, the author is explaining difficulties with the explanation of term terrorism in each country. The body of the thesis is then divided into two sections. Each of the sections concentrates on three legislation changes within the listed period. The selection of these changes was based on their security, political and social relevance. Autor is also presenting the controversy around the described legislation changes. The primary aim of this thesis is to demonstrate the diverse approach to counter-terrorism laws. Keywords United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, Legislation, Laws, Approach
Human rights dialogue between regional organisations: case study EU-ASEAN
Boháčová, Zuzana ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with human rights dialogue between European Union and Association of South East Asian Nations. It approaches the subject in the context of interregionalism and it aims to answer the question of whether a different membership concept in these regional organisations presents an obstacle to mutual human rights dialogue. While the values of human rights and democracy are a prerequisite for membership in the EU and also a part of its identity, ASEAN does not require any such conditions from its members. There is also a difference in the concept of national sovereignty or the process of socialisation of member states in these organisations. By describing specific examples of East Timor and Myanmar, the paper shows different reactions of EU and ASEAN to human rights violations in these countries. Furthermore, by analysing joint documents from the ASEAN-EU ministerial meetings, the thesis recapitulates the course of human rights dialogue between the organisations from the 1990s to the present day and shows the disagreements that have occurred during this period. The thesis then concludes that the human rights dialogue did not make a significant progress during this period also due to a fundamentally different membership concept in these regional organisations.
The media representation of the European refugee crisis in selected British newspapers
Kvítková, Alena ; Šafařík, Petr (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The present bachelor thesis is concerned with media representation of the European refugee crisis in chosen British newspapers during its peak at the turn of September and October 2015. The aim is to examine a sample consisting of four newspapers - which is balanced in terms of their type as tabloids and broadsheets as well as the party-press parallelism - the frameworks they use and the positivity or negativity of an overall media image of the refugee crisis. At first the thesis analyses media frameworks and media image of the respective newspapers The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Mail, which are in the next step confronted and compared based on the different newspaper types. In this way the tendency towards different portrayal of events in left-wing vs. right-wing newspapers as well as tabloids vs. broadsheets is explored. Another important aspect of this paper is to deduce the overall most frequently used frameworks and the overall image of the refugee crisis from all of the articles from the four newspapers and to confront these results with British public opinion surveys. This allows us to test the theory that refugee crises are often enveloped in negativity or the theory that media and the public influence each other and therefore media can be used as a kind of probe...

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