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Top hat for everyone: The image of Britain in the newspaper discourses of Czechoslovak exile and its Third Republic afterlife
Kłusek, Johana ; Smetana, Vít (advisor) ; Brenner, Christiane (referee) ; Cornwall, Mark (referee)
The thesis focuses on the image of Britain in newspaper discourses of Czechoslovak exile during the Second World War and describes how it affected the post-war development of the country. It argues that the exiles saw Britain as the appelative Other, into which they projected their visions and fears. Anglophilia, born out of lived experience as well as objective needs of the discourse's producers, brought both benefits and detriments. It meant discursive liberation from Germans as the old referential Others and finding a safe discursive space in the severely brutalized world. Yet the hope that Czechoslovakia could adopt both "conservative" and "socially progressive" qualities of Britain proved naïve in the face of the post-war geopolitical reality. Communists appropriated the image of Britain to fit their own needs after the war. While Britain of former exiles, now democratic socialists, was still portrayed as superior to Czechoslovakia, communist Britain was depicted as an equal partner with virtues as well as flaws. The "equalization" of Britain contributed to the preservation of illusion that Communists were devoted to the principles of democracy.
British policy towards the Soviet Union during Winston Churchill's second term as Prime Minister
Vondráčková, Tereza ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Kłusek, Johana (referee)
The bachelor thesis titled "British policy towards the Soviet Union during Winston Churchill's second term as Prime Minister" deals with the issue of British policy towards the Soviet Union which was influenced by the changing attitude of the most prominent British statesman of the first half of the 20th century, Winston Churchill. The thesis focuses on the beginnings of the détente policy caused by Stalin's death in 1953. In order to shed light on the historical context, it was also necessary to make a recapitulation of the policy pursued by the previous Labour government which was led by Clement Attlee. The examined period of 1951-1955 is characterised by the diplomatic efforts to initiate dialogue between the Western and Eastern blocs. The thesis further focuses on international conferences that aimed to reduce tensions and the arm race in order to eliminate the possibility of a nuclear conflict between the superpowers. Based on the studied secondary literature and available primary sources, the result of the thesis is the determination of the influence of détente on British policy towards the USSR and the evaluation of Churchill's attempts to engage in dialogue with the Eastern bloc.
Euroscepticism and Fragmentation in the British Conservative Party 2015-2017
Svobodová, Markéta ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Kłusek, Johana (referee)
The main goal of a bachelor thesis called Euroscepticism and Fragmentation in the British Conservative Party 2015-2017 is to analyse fragmentation in Conservative Party caused by different opinions on how to deal with the European question on four main events that occurred in those years. It also attempts to answer whether and how the party Euroscepticism has changed. The events used for the analysis are the general election in 2015, the referendum concerning the British membership in European Union in 2016, the intra party election in the same year and the general election in 2017. Thesis includes theoretical part, which covers several typologies concerning factions and Euroscepticism. Based on the theoretical part were laid out three research criteria. The first criterion examines the external manifestations of Euroscepticism on party manifestos on which are compared statements concerning the European Union. The next chapter criterion examines the internal manifestations of party Euroscepticism and fragmentation. They are analysed based on the behaviour of factions and politicians between 2015 and 2017. The last criterion maps the manifestations of Euroscepticism and fragmentation on the intra party election of a new party leader. Before each analysis comes a description of examined subjects....
Comparison of Two British Referendums on European Union membership in 1975 and 2016
Sýkora, Ondřej ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Kłusek, Johana (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with comparison of two referendums held in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in which British people decided about EEC/EU membership. These referendums were held in years 1975 and 2016. In 1975 people voted to stay in EEC, whereas in 2016 the exact opposite decision was made. The comparative method which is used in this thesis is applicated to analyse selected criteria. These are political background of the referendum, renegotiation of membership terms and the form and the results of the referendum itself. The comparative method is used to reach the goal of the thesis which is to reveal differences and similarities between the two referendums. Several differences explaining the opposite outcomes of the referendums were discovered as a result of the comparison.
The evolution of Labour Party's position on Brexit
Březina, Ondřej ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Kłusek, Johana (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the attitude of the British opposition Labour Party towards Brexit. The thesis explores the development of this attitude since the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum until the 2019 United Kingdom general election and focuses on the reasons for Labour Party's ambivalent stance towards this issue. The main subject of this thesis is the influence of the division of the Labour Party's electorate and the British one-round plurality electoral system on this attitude. The first part of the thesis deals with electoral systems and their influence on party systems and political parties. The second part examines the historical development of Labour Party's stance towards European integration. The goal of this part is to show that the Labour Party had always had an ambivalent and changing view on European integration and that its disunity on this issue is not a new phenomenon. The third part examines the development of Labour Party's position after the 2016 referendum and shows, how the view of the party changed, how the party tried to deal with this issue and what conflicts the party members experienced. The last chapter deals with the reasons for actions of Labour Party MPs that voted contradictory to the official party line. The first part of this...
The evolution of Labour Party's position on Brexit
Březina, Ondřej ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Kłusek, Johana (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the attitude of the British opposition Labour Party towards Brexit. The thesis explores the development of this attitude since the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum until the 2019 United Kingdom general election and focuses on the reasons for Labour Party's ambivalent stance towards this issue. The main subject of this thesis is the influence of the division of the Labour Party's electorate and the British one-round plurality electoral system on this attitude. The first part of the thesis deals with electoral systems and their influence on party systems and political parties. The second part examines the historical development of Labour Party's stance towards European integration. The goal of this part is to show that the Labour Party had always had an ambivalent and changing view on European integration and that its disunity on this issue is not a new phenomenon. The third part examines the development of Labour Party's position after the 2016 referendum and shows, how the view of the party changed, how the party tried to deal with this issue and what conflicts the party members experienced. The last chapter deals with the reasons for actions of Labour Party MPs that voted contradictory to the official party line. The first part of this...

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