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Prison privatization in England and Wales
Borůvková, Tereza ; Weiss, Tomáš (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the process of prison privatization in the United Kingdom particularly in England and Wales especially in the form of PFI deals, in which the private sector not only manages prison facility but also designs and constructs the buildings. Due to transfer of this kind of service we can look at the relationship between state and private provider trough the lenses of Principal-agent theory. This theory, in its purest form, is constituted of one principal and one agent to whom the performance of the service is transferred, part of the risks associated with it and also a certain decision-making power are transferred as well. According to the theory, the basic precondition for the relationship between the principal and the agent is a discrepancy in the goals of the actors and the agent's effort to act opportunistically at the expense of the performance of the service for the principal. In this sense, the thesis examines the decision from 2018 not to launch new PFI or its successor PF2 projects. In this scenario, England and Wales are the principal and the prison operators are the agents. The hypothesis of the thesis is that this decision not to launch new PFI projects is related to problematic aspects of the relationship between the principal and the agent and that the control...
Irish Neutrality in the Context of European Integration
Knotková, Barbora ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (referee)
The thesis deals with the topic of Irish neutrality in the context of European integration and verifies the statement that Ireland participated in the processes of European integration in the 21st century only in a way that did not threaten its neutrality. The main part of the thesis focuses on three specific events, specifically the approval of the Lisbon Treaty, the Treaty of Nice and Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). These are the three most crucial moments of the 21st century European integration, which involved the issue of Irish neutrality. The thesis uses these three cases to prove that Ireland's involvement in the European integration architecture was in line with Irish political neutrality and without posing any threat to it. Worries about neutrality in Ireland result from EU cooperation in the area of CFSP and concerns about the creation of a European army, searching in all the monitored ways. The Treaty of Nice was not approved in the first referendum and the public sought confirmation that the Treaty of Nice will not threat or affect Irish policy of neutrality from both Irish Government and other Member States. Only then did they accept the Treaty in the second referendum. A similar situation occurred in the case of Lisbon Treaty, which was not approved until the second...
The Czech Republic and the UK: a Eurosceptic comparison
Gata-Aura, Navraj ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Cibulková, Petra (referee) ; Hanley, Seán (referee)
Euroscepticism has recently started to enjoy a renaissance, boasting many different works in different formats whether it be a comparative study of two European countries or, investigating Euroscepticism in different national contexts to account for possible variations of Euroscepticism. This work aims to show the contrary. Using country case studies of the Czech Republic and the UK, this paper shows that regardless of temporal differences and differences in national contexts, Euroscepticism is intrinsically linked to some lines of argument concerning economy and democracy.
The hunger strike of Irish republican prisoners in 1981 from the point of view of British press
Perzolla, Matteo ; Kasáková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
In 1981 a hunger strike broke out wich was held in the correctional facility Maze in Belfast. The hunger strike was held by Irish republican prisoners and ten men starved themselves to death. This strike was the culmination of a protest against the abolition of the Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. This thesis focuses around the hunger strike of the Northern Irish prisoners and describes the background of the protest. The theoretical framework briefly describes the history of the Northern Irish conflict and the course of the hunger strike. Furthermore, this bachelor thesis describes the goals of the protesters and the main protagonists of the strike are introduced to the reader. The application part of this thesis is devoted to the qualitative analysis of this hunger strike. The main goal of this research is to find out to what extent British newspapers coverd this problematic situation in Northern Ireland and what was their attitude to the whole situation. The application section focuses on the coverage of British newspapers from a qualitative analysis perspective.

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