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Political awareness and engagement of Czech highschool students
Macek, Lukáš ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Hána, David (referee)
This diploma thesis puts into context political awareness and engagement of young people due to their educational process at secondary schools. Its goal is to evaluate fulfilment of the objectives previously set on the Czech grammar schools level. Specific focus is given on key competences which widen political and civic skills of pupils. With the help of extensive quantitative questionnaire which deals with geopolitical topics and following specifically targeted qualitative interviews, level of political awareness and factors which influence it are both verified. Quantitative survey proves sufficient level of political knowledge among grammar schools students and also positive influence of school as an institution thanks to special seminars. At the same time it confirms much higher level of knowledge in comparison with secondary schools students. Personal interviews with selected students verify their high level of political commitment; on the other hand respondents do not acknowledge influence of school in this particular topic. As study proves, factors which affect followed variables originate more likely from free time activities. Also gender and as far as school is concerned, only theme of special seminars is important. Key words: political awareness, political engagement, key competences
Geographical dimensions of terrorist activites by the ETA organization in Basque Country and Spain
Vavřička, Ondřej ; Lepič, Martin (advisor) ; Jelen, Libor (referee)
Geographic dimension of terrorist activites of ETA organization in Basque Country and Spain Abstract The submitted thesis maps terroristic activities of the ETA organization and searches for connections between the affected area and a specific local context. The levels of provinces were used for the analysis of the attack location within Spanish Kingdom. The time of the organisation activity was divided into the period of Franco's Dictatorship, the period of democracy and a special transitional period in between those two forms of government. The assumption that the fall of Franco's regime would fundamentally change the locations of the attacks was not confirmed by this thesis, although the partial changes occur. The following part concentrates on autonomous Basque Country. At the level of comarcas, any correlation between a region and it's selected socioekconomic indicators was not discovered. Competitive explanation is that most of the attacks are focused on administrative and regional centres. This coincides with the main assumption which prefer the symbolic importance of the area, rather then socioeconomic status.
Geopolitics of water resources in Syr Darya river basin
Dresler, Jan ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Vogt, David (referee)
Water belongs to renewable resources, but its allocation in the world is unequal and some regions have been already suffering from water scarcity. It brings rising tensions and conflict situations. The study describes geopolitical problems concerning economic or other usage of water resources in the Syr Darya river basin, Central Asia, from a geopolitical point of view. Its goal is to analyse present situation and to estimate possibilities of regional and supra- regional cooperation among the states located in the river basin. Cooperation on the local level is not possible because of Uzbekistan, who plays a role of a strong regional leader. Cooperation on the supra-regional level is possible but it can be influenced by Russia or China. The presumable future development concerning regional security situation is discussed. The risk of potential military conflict due to water scarcity as well as additional problems in the region is high. Key words: water resources, geopolitics, Syr Darya river basin, Central Asia
Analysis of relations of the South Caucasus countries
Makovský, Pavel ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Uchočová, Michaela (referee)
Pavel Makovský: Analýza vztahů jihokavkazských států Abstrakt The South Caucasus is very heterogeneous and dynamic region. In the area are conflicts not only between Christianity and Islam, but also major geopolitical actors. The world power is interested in this area thanks to exploitation of oil, natural gas and pipeline from Azerbaijan. The main aim of the bachelor thesis is to analyze the interrelationships of all three states, which is based on principles of liberal-idealist tradition. This thesis is focused on the economic power and interdependence of foreign trade, the intensity and the results of international meetings of politicians or the involvement of transnational institutions and their benefits. Each state takes to its neighbors totally different attitude and because of it are the resulting relationships quite different. Diversity of these states encourages orientation on the superpowers and institutions. These interests puts their potential partners against each other. Instability of the region confirms the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is still actual, because there were mutual armed clashes even in April 2016. Keywords: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, South Caucasus, liberal-idealist tradition of international relations, geopolitics
Political-Military Risks for Tourism in the Middle East
Krajňák, Tomáš ; Vágner, Jiří (advisor) ; Jelen, Libor (referee)
Political-Military Risks for Tourism in the Middle East Abstract The master's thesis analyses the perception of political-military risks for incoming tourism in the Middle East from the perspective of Czech potential tourists. The examined area of the Middle East bears some geographic and geopolitical ideas, that are still absent in the Czech scientific milieu. Tourism in the Middle East also operates in the environment of political-military risks. Scholarly literature suggests that these risks represent one of the main factors influencing the choice of destination. The paper deepens understanding of this relationship by focusing on the perception of political-military risks in space, in terms of their typological diversity, and analyses determinants of this perception. The main research tool, a questionnaire, served to collect data that was analysed through descriptive statistics and statistical inference, as a paired t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and correlation analysis. The findings are mostly in consensus with theoretical knowledge and previous studies. Individual types of political- military risks showed different impact on the perception for realization of tourism. A statistically significant difference exists between violent and non-violent political-military risks. In some cases, however,...
Symptoms of banal nationalism in the process of ethno-political contestation in the British Isles
Bořil, Vít ; Lepič, Martin (advisor) ; Jelen, Libor (referee)
Symptoms of banal nationalism in the process of ethno-political contestation in the British Isles Abstract This thesis deals with the concept of banal nationalism (Billig 1995) and it's symptoms in Scotland and Wales. The aim of this thesis is to create theoretical and conceptual framework which is necessary for introduction to the study of banal nationalism. This is achieved by systemic review of the relevant literature. A broad spectrum of components of banal nationalism has been identified in Scotland and Wales. The review has found that banal nationalism is most commonly reproduced by the media, such as the daily press. It is also embedded in the landscape and manifests itself in the people's day-to-day lives. The thesis points out ways to identify banal nationalism in political documents, banknotes and postcards. It shows how individual manifestations vary in every region: For example, in Scotland, they tend to come from institutions much more often than in Wales. In Scotland, targeted guerrilla campaigns, which do occur in Wales, are not seen. Key words: banal nationalism, sub-state nationalism, Scotland, Wales, regional competence, devolution
Effects of the Arab Spring on the Change of Security, Migration and Economic Policy of Selected Countries of the Mediterranean
Výborná, Veronika ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Anděl, Jiří (referee)
The submit diploma thesis is based on the liberal-idealistic international relations research. It attempts to analyze the relationship of selected countries of the North (Europe) and the South (North African) Mediterranean in the context of the Arab Spring. Specifically, it focuses on three different policy where using selected indicators will be examined the relationships. These are policy of security and defense, migration and economic cooperation. The work is based on the idea that mutual peace cooperation, institution building and prosperity leads to the development and stability of the whole region. This approach has been applied in the Mediterranean region since the decolonization of Africa and mutual cooperation, mainly in the economic trade, can be resisted since antiquity. Arab spring which caused destabilization and in some cases of overthrew government had relations disrupt in the Mediterranean region. The mean goal is tracking of potential changes in the relationship between the countries of France, Italy, Spain (as the European Mediterranean countries) and Tunisia, Egypt and Libya (such as the North African Mediterranean countries where there was the political changes in 2011). Currently, not only North African Mediterranean countries, but the entire Middle East is seen as a potential...
Analysis of the geopolitical relationships between Iraqi Kurdistan, regional and global actors
Sommer, Filip ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Lepič, Martin (referee)
Iraqi Kurdistan represents an entity capable of acting independently in international relations. This thesis evaluates its geopolitical position based on an analysis of relations with regional and global actors operating in the region. Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria are considered as regional actors because they are inhabited by a significant Kurdish population and can thus influence the possible formation of Iraqi Kurdistan. United States and the Russian Federation are considered as global players. The analysis examines the statements of the top representatives of all these entities and is carried out in the period from 2013 to 2017. Its aim is to find out how the geopolitical situation of Kurdistan in Iraq has changed as to the major events that have taken place in these years. These include the arrival of the Islamic State in the region in June 2014 or the declaration of the Kurdish referendum on independence in September 2017.
Regional Distribution of Development Aid in Cambodia
Ficek, František ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Těšinová, Michaela (referee)
Regional distribution of development aid in Cambodia Abstract This bachelor thesis, examines development aid distribution in Cambodia, specifically focused on the distribution and allocation of development projects that target reproductive health and education. Within the introduction, the history and current situation in Cambodia is presented, followed by a discussion of current approaches to development aid. The reproductive health and education issues will also be examined as well as the continuing discourse of development aid allocation. The research analyses the relationship between development interventions and reproductive health or education indicators on provincial level. The main outcome in Cambodia's development aid only highlights the distribution of aid with regard to the level of development in several cases; allocation of aid is mostly influenced by other factors rather than recipient need. Key words: Cambodia, development aid, allocation, distribution, reproductive health, education, official development assistance, non-governmental organizations
The importance of symbols for national identity formation in Scotland
Kluchová, Adéla ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Burda, Tomáš (referee)
The Importance of Symbols for National Identity Formation in Scotland This diploma thesis deals with the importance of symbols for national identity formation in contemporary Scotland. Selected phenomena are explored from two points of view: the first one analyzes the symbols reproduced "from above" by the official tourist agency and political representation and occurence of these symbols in public space. The second examines the subjective perception of Scottish national identity and its symbols. A combination of mostly qualitative research methods has been used in the study, the analysis of virtual data (Hendl 2016) was complemented by findings from a field survey in Scotland, which included e.g. monitoring of the data concerning the occurence of Scottish national symbols in the public space, and 10 standardized open interviews with residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The symbols presented by the tourist agency are predominantly ethno-historical, such as tartan, thisle or traditional Scottish music, whereas the political representation of Scottish national identity is dominated by the symbolism of a fair, just and pacifist community and a clear definition of the Scottish national identity towards the English one. The subjective perception of Scottish national identity combines both approaches....

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