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Factors influencing the success of restricting the development and use of technology
Hanzl, Ondřej ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
The primary goal of this thesis is to analyze and compare the impact of political and technological influences on the breakdown of disarmament efforts between the two world wars. This issue is approached by analyzing the string of disarmament conferences that took place in the interwar period and restrictions placed on the German military imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. The theory that serves both as inspiration and a tool to examine the subject is the Actor-network theory originating from École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. This theory is used to view the subject in a new light. The author places military technology, the political movement of disarmament, and especially restrictions of Germany on par with states and international organizations. While the political turmoil and causes and effects are well researched and documented, the technological aspects of the issue less so. The author asks if the disarmament efforts were realistic in their scope. Whether a state abiding by the new rules could even mount a feasible defence in a case of attack and retain offensive capabilities. Whether the technology itself allowed the existence of alternative weapon systems not breaking these rules. And in the case of Germany, whether these restrictions were effectively limiting German potential...
The dynamics of Poland-U.S. security relations: motivation for cooperation and current developments
Kučová, Markéta ; Karásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
The subject of this diploma thesis is the topic of Poland-United States bilateral relations, the form of which results, among other things, from the geographical location and historical experience of Poland. This bilateral cooperation has a major impact on events in the region, making it a very relevant topic to explore in the light of current developments on the international scene. The work is conducted in the form of a case study and its purpose is to analyse the dynamics of Poland-United States cooperation, while the basic premise of the research is the asymmetric form of Polish-U.S. bilateral relations. The aim is to point out that relations between Warsaw and Washington are, by their development and current form, based on consensus rather than coercion from the position of a stronger partner. Glenn H. Snyder's alliance security dilemma is used in this work to analyse the dynamics, too. Due to the conceptualization of strategic culture as a context of strategic behaviour, the work also provides a relatively detailed insight into Polish strategic culture, which serves as a tool for better understanding of Polish foreign policy, security priorities and thus motivation to maintain significant relations with the United States. It is precisely the form of these relations that opens the opportunity...
Czech mass media and Security information Service: media perspective on the annual reports of the BIS
Primasová, Rachel ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
The diploma thesis Czech mass media and Security Information Service: media perspective of the annual report of BIS focuses on the image of the annual report published by the Security Information Service (often used acronym "BIS") in selected mass media: servers Parlamentni listy, Aktualne, and daily newspaper Lidove noviny. The author is looking to answer the research question Do Czech mass media present the annual report of the BIS differently? If yes, why? The author follows the hypothesis that Czech mass media contribute a different image of BIS. The reason for these contrasting opinions lies both in the internal and external factors, such as changes in ownership structures, other relationships with the BIS, or various attributes of readers. Firstly, the author describes existing literature, theory and its application, and methodology. Concerning media theory is explained and linked to the idea of social constructivism. At the example of selected foreign information services, the author highlights the Security Information Service and mass media relationship complexity. In the empirical part, the diploma thesis continues with applying quantitative content analysis in the selected time range of 1996-2019. The author explains the different media coverage, frequency of media communication, and various...
Analysis of factors influencing medicinal products sales - case study
Rozvadský, Matúš ; Červinka, Michal (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
This thesis analyses impact of economic and natural factors on the OTC market for the Czech Republic. Specifically analyses a section of the OTC drug market for which company Dr. Max offers generic alternatives. This thesis presents the theoretical background of the pharmaceutical and pharmacy market in the Czech Republic as well as regression analysis of which factors influence sales of drugs of our interest. The results are evaluated based on data for distributions of drugs for the period 2018-2020. Specific models were prepared for data divided into groups based on the purpose of a product. Moreover, our study analyses differences between the influence of various factors on the whole market of our interest and products of Dr. Max only. Models were using the two-stage least squares estimator in order to avoid endogeneity bias. Results suggest a significant effect of income and seasonality for all categories as well as the significance of the autoregressive element. Furthermore, we conclude the presence of the effect of the consumer price index of health-related products on categories for allergy-related products and cold/flu-related products. Finally, we concluded a significant positive impact of products of Dr. Max for a category of cold/flu-related products.
Evaluation of the Financial Situation of a Company and Proposals for Improvements
Kučera, Tomáš ; Procházková, Kateřina (referee) ; Poláček, Tomáš (advisor)
The bachelor's thesis deals with the evaluation of the financial situation of the company Ono stavebniny s.r.o. The first part defines the theoretical basis needed for the next second part. It presents the monitored company and the practical application of selected indicators and methods for the accounting period 2014 to 2018. The last part summarizes the most fundamental problems and then suggests changes that could improve the company's overall financial situation in the coming years.
Evaluation of the benefits of reconstruction at the water treatment plant
Zikudová, Markéta ; Nováková, Jana (referee) ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor)
The subject of this bachelor thesis is a comparison and evaluation of the condition of the Nudvojovice water treatment plant before and after the reconstruction. The bachelor thesis gradually describes the basic concepts and general principles of treatment of raw water for drinking water. Specifically, the work describes the methods of raw water collection, technologies used in treatment plants, water quality indicators and types of water treatment plants. The work also describes in detail the Nudvojovice water treatment plant before reconstruction, which took place in 2018 and after. The work is mainly focused on the collection of raw water, changes in treatment technology and the quality of raw and treated water. The work also presents other than implemented solutions for drinking water treatment and then compares the status of the original and reconstructed water treatment plant in various respects.
Evaluation of the efficiency of a pilot ultrafiltration unit
Zelinová, Kristína ; Biela, Renata (referee) ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor)
The first part of this bachelor thesis deals with a summary of current knowledge about membrane technologies and their application in drinking water treatment. There are listed different types of membranes and classification of membrane processes. Further on, there are defined operation processes that are related to their use in water treatment plants and there are also listed some of the water treatment plants in the Czech republic, where these technologies were or are still being used. In the second part if this thesis, there is described a situation in a village Poniky, in Slovak republic, which suffers from seasonally increased turbidity on one of their drinking water sources. The owner of the water supply system has an intention of treating this water quality problem by using a membrane technology. This thesis presents and evaluates results from the first membrane tests executed on the affected water source.
Analysis of Water Consumption in Brno
Růžička, Jaroslav ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee) ; Tuhovčák, Ladislav (advisor)
Water consumption is the amount of water removed by the consumer from water disstribution network. During the transportation inside water disstribution network occur losses. Assesing these losses is one of the main responsibillities of the water supplier. We can show the amount of water lost by using several different methods. Values used to describe the amount of water lost can be often replaced by percentual ratio of water produced to water lossed.
Study of interconnection of municipal water mains
Mečíř, Filip ; Bakrlík, Marek (referee) ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor)
This bachelor thesis describes planning and analysis of several variants of interconnection of two municipal water supply systems in villages Krumsín and Prostějovičky (Prostějov district). The thesis contains an overview of basic legislative regulations and technical standards. Than there is an overview of basic terms and technical requirements of water distribution systems. Practical part of this thesis describes current state of both water mains. Next part is design of interconnection. This part includes hydraulic analysis in EPANET 2.0. The economic assesment of interconnection is also included. In the end, author recommend one variant for future planning.
Plastics and microplastics in water
Halašta, Tomáš ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee) ; Biela, Renata (advisor)
This bachelor thesis deals with the occurrence of plastics and microplastics in water and also is mainly devoted to microplastic in water treatment plants. The beginning of the work is devoted to plastics, their history, description of properties and what are the most commonly used plastics, which can be found in the form of microplastics. Next topic is devoted to the occurrence of plastics in waters, mainly seas and oceans, and especially in freshwater systems. Then the definition of microplastics and their sources and occurrence is given in the work. Furthermore, the work deals with studies on the occurrence of microplastics in drinking water and their removal at water treatment plants and the analysis of plastics microparticles. The conclusion is a summary of all available studies on microplastics in drinking water and water treatment plants.

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