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A historic agreement? Debating the EU Recovery Plan in the German and Dutch plenaries
Eumann, Esther ; David, Maxine (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
This thesis will analyse whether national parties formulate credible alternatives to EU policies. According to the literature, national parties have the important function of making political choices and political alternatives visible. Nevertheless, much of the literature has failed to empirically investigate the extent to which national parties actually propose alternatives and how credible these alternatives are. Empirically investigating whether parties do propose credible alternatives is important, because only then they manage to introduce choice into EU politics. This is the gap that this thesis will address. In order to answer the research question, this thesis analyses how the EU's recovery plan for the Covid-19 pandemic has been debated in the German and Dutch national parliamentary debates and whether German and Dutch parties manage to present credible policy alternatives to the recovery plan. Focusing on two case studies allows for a sufficiently detailed discussion while also providing the benefit of comparison. The recovery plan has been chosen because it is identified as an important issue for voters in both countries. The coding-scheme from Karlsson and Persson (2018) is applied to code all statements made by Members of Parliament (MPs) about the recovery plan between April 2020 and December...
Image of the United Kingdom in Russian media in the context of Brexit
Sharkova, Olga ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union was a significant global issue that attracted the attention of experts in politics and international relations, as well as the general public and mass media. Since the Brexit referendum, the world has been focused on the situation in the United Kingdom. Mass media in all countries have covered this event in different ways. Thus, this diploma thesis "Image of the United Kingdom in Russian media in the context of Brexit" examines the image of Great Britain in Russian pro-governmental media Russia Today and opposition media Dozhd. This study is based on a critical discourse analysis of the articles from both sources in the period from June 23, 2016 to 2018. Based on this analysis, the image of the UK in each of these media was subsequently constructed. Particular attention is paid to the coverage of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum through an emotional appeal to British voters using the social network Twitter and disinformation. The image of the United Kingdom in the context of Brexit in opposition and pro-governmental media was then compared to identify how the image of the UK was changing under the circumstances of Russian interference, as well as to determine the views held by these media on Russian interference in the Brexit...
Secessionist movements in the European Union - case study Scotland
Říhová, Sandra ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The Scottish National Party (SNP) is the party supporting Scottish secession and also Scotland's dominant party, having won every election since 2007. In a situation where the SNP and a significant number of Scots hope for an early repeat of the Scottish independence referendum, this thesis seeks to explore the main themes and definitions of nationalism as conceived by the SNP by applying the method of thematic analysis to SNP election manifestos from the period between 2007 and 2021. Based on this analysis, the thesis identifies three main themes through which the SNP shapes Scottish nationalism. Scottish nationalism as represented by the SNP is reflected in the construction of national identity, the notion of Scottish citizenship based on territory and belonging to the Scottish nation. Scotland defines itself through egalitarianism and community values. The SNP's vision is then of a just society following the party's social democratic ideology, sharing a sense of Scottish culture and global issues. The party's overall political strategy can be seen as a deepening departure from the economic and social status quo within the Union, with independence being a gradual process whereby the Scottish Parliament would continue to grow in power through devolution from Westminster, but at the same time...
The Realistic and Idealistic Lines of Thought in British Foreign Policy During the Italo-Ethiopian Conflict
Rybák, David ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Konrád, Ota (referee)
This thesis studies the effect of realistic and idealistic lines of thought on British foreign policy during the Italo-Ethiopian conflict. The research is based on chosen events, which are classified as realistic or idealistic and then shows the manifestations of these lines during the Italo- Ethiopian conflict and their influence on British foreign policy. The main goal of the thesis is to analyze the manifestations of these two lines of thought and then confirm or refute the general way of accepted definitions of manifestation these lines of thought defined in literature. In the conclusion, the work confirms the generally accepted thesis, that the realistic line dominated British foreign policy and the idealistic line replaced it, albeit significantly, but only for a short period of time.
Mainstreaming of the far-right politics in the attitude to migration, integration and Islam in the Netherlands
Drgáč, Zdeněk ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Emler, David (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the process of mainstreaming of far-right political ideas in the Netherlands, which can be observed in the country at least since the beginning of this century, in connection with the approach to the Muslim population and Islam as such. An analysis of the pre- election programs of six selected political parties from the right and left spectrum for the parliamentary elections in 2002 to 2021 examines how the phenomenon of growing popularity of the far right, defined in the Dutch environment by two parliamentary political bodies, the Freedom Party and the democracy, signed on program changes in the traditional democratic political current. At the same time, the thesis places the mainstreaming in the context of the crisis of multiculturalism as a social order that the Netherlands began to face after the assassination of Pim Fortuyn.
Collective memory and Nigerian Civil War in Nigerian diaspora in Dublin
Ojo Omorodion, Nick ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Kasáková, Zuzana (referee)
1 Annotation The topic of this thesis is the collective memory of the Nigerian Civil War among people living in the Nigerian diaspora in the Irish capital Dublin. The author examines in a sample of 19 people of Nigerian descend how respondents form their individual memories within a broader collective memory in the diaspora. Respondents are divided into groups based on two parameters. The first is their ethnic-regional origin in Nigeria and the second is whether they belong to the first or second generation of immigrants in Ireland. Primary data is collected by using the structured interview method with open-ended questions. The method of comparative qualitative content analysis is used to process the data. All the while the author considers the two levels of distinction in the respondent groups. The thesis is theoretically based on theories of memory, specifically collective memory. Furthermore, the concept of the diaspora outlines the topic theoretically as well. The aim of the work is to find out what factors influence the formation of individual memories and how the collective memories of groups of respondents differ based on the above-mentioned division. The secondary objectives of the thesis are the characterization of the Nigerian diaspora in Dublin and the issue of self-identity of the first and...
The civil rights movement in Northern Ireland and its portrayal in the local periodical
Brčáková, Anna ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (referee)
The presented bachelor thesis concerns the topic of the media image of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland in the local period press. The method of qualitative analysis and concept of frames is being used for the examination of the articles dealing with the five chosen important events in the period of the movement in the years 1968 and 1969. The events consist of the Caledon protest, the first civil rights march, the civil rights march in Derry/Londonderry, the announcement of a reform five-point plan, and the march of the People's Democracy. The thesis aims to explore the differences in the media coverage of these events in the periodicals of various socio-political orientations. Therefore, the selected newspapers include the most read titles with different editorial policies - traditional unionist leaning The News Letter (Belfast Newsletter), nationalist The Irish News, and liberal unionist The Belfast Telegraph. The analysis takes into consideration the amount, length, and placement of the articles, which indicates the level of importance of the event for the periodical. The main focus, however, is dedicated to the stance of the newspapers on the movement. Therefore, a system of categories is used to indicate sympathy or antipathy for the events. Moreover, the frames used for the...

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