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Russia's narratives on the Western sanctions regime from 2014 to 2020
Auböck, Alexander ; Parízek, Michal (advisor) ; Plechanovová, Běla (referee)
5 Abstract This thesis aims to provide an overview of Russia's narratives surrounding the anti-Russian sanctions implemented by the West in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. Employing the concept of "strategic narratives", the thesis aspires to outline the content and usage variation of Russia's strategic communication regarding the sanctions regime. After exploring what countries can, in theory, do to defend themselves against sanctions, it was predicted that Russia would strive to reach two goals with its strategic narratives, delegitimizing the sanctions regime and downplaying the sanctions' negative economic effects. The qualitative method of thematic analysis was used to explore the statements of Russia's political leaders on the sanctions and found that Russia indeed seeks to delegitimize the sanctions and downplay their effects. When investigating the usage of the two strategic narratives over time with the help of a quantitative Chi-square test, no significant differences could be found between economically turbulent and prosperous times for two out of three politicians, with the third one resorting more often to the delegitimizing strategic narrative in economically prosperous times. Meanwhile, two other external factors were identified as significantly influencing the strategic narratives' usage...
The Development of EU's Security Policy after 2014
Kříž, Zdeněk ; Ditrych, Ondřej (advisor) ; Plechanovová, Běla (referee)
This diploma thesis focuses on the development of the common EU security policy between the years 2014-2019. Its aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the rapid progress of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in recent years, as well as to an explanation of their current functioning. The work seeks to achieve this through the three dominant strands of new institutionalism (historical, rationalist and sociological), which have already proven to be the theories able to clarify the European integration process. The thesis examines the process of EU security integration and its strengthening through the creation of new tools in the security-political dimension. Each theoretical variant focuses on different issues and different part of reality, this way the thesis leads to a more comprehensive explanations. The basic research question set out is as follows: How can we explain the unprecedented development of a common EU security policy using the dominant strands of new institutionalism in the period 2014-2019? From a methodological point of view, it is conducted as a one-case qualitative study.
A Drawing of Financial Support from the Structural Funds of European Union in Central Bohemia Region in the Programme Period 2007-2013
Papajiková, Miroslava ; Plechanovová, Běla (advisor) ; Jüptner, Petr (referee)
This paper is engaged in a position of smaller municipalities of Central Bohemia region in a process of drawing of structural funds of EU. The author sums up the previous experiences with drawing of financial support and she describes changes in the process incorporated in the present programme period. She acquaints readers with the Central Bohemia region and its characteristics and with regional operating programme for this region. However, the text is focused especially on evaluating of ability of smaller municipalities to join in the process. And that's why it contains an empirical part dedicated to research, where she submits and evaluates the dates obtained from questionnaires. The aim of this text is a comparison of the present position of smaller municipalities in the process of drawing financial support with this position in the previous programme period.

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