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Women's mutual support in political parties as a possible path towards equal representation of women and men
Perglová, Zdeňka ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
The theme of this paper is mutual support between women in political parties as one of the means to improve equal representation of women in politics. The theoretical part of the paper illustrates that the causes of low representation of women do not lie within women themselves. Using the theory of historical institutionalism, it shows how difficult it is to change deeply rooted institutions like a political party, political environment, as well as the whole society. It also considers the importance of monitoring representation not only by numbers, but also by the division of power in terms of gender. It studies the queen bee phenomenon which manifests itself in male-dominated environments. It introduces basic types of women's mutual support such as sharing, networking, women's platforms, and mentoring. The goal of the paper is to discover, by means of the qualitative research method, what experiences women in political parties have with mutual support and which barriers stand in its way. It identifies several forms of mutual support that appear among women, from informal sharing to robust women's platform. It establishes a series of characteristics which can be used to distinguish between the forms of support. It divides barriers to mutual support into five categories - denial of the problem,...
Prostitution Policy in the Czech Republic: Agenda setting
Bodocká, Anna ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Veselý, Arnošt (referee)
This master's thesis focuses on understanding the process of prostitution policy-making in the Czech Republic using agenda-setting theory in relation to the basics of prostitution policy in the country. The Czech Republic is one of the countries that do not have its legislation, therefore the thesis also describes and explains the situation that has preceded the proposals for the regulation of prostitution. The research is based on secondary data in the form of public policy documents, academic publications, or media reports in connection with the agenda-setting of prostitution policy in the Czech Republic from 2000 to 2019. The thesis focuses on three time periods, which match the legislative attempts to regulate prostitution. This is based on the conceptual scheme of the thesis, which includes components of the formation and subsequent agenda-setting. Finally, it focuses on the overall explanation through the model of "The four 'P's". The text relies on the public policy frameworks described in the theoretical section. It presents the agenda-setting of prostitution policy in the Czech Republic between 2000 and 2019, which was not successful and had no spillover to the next phase of the policy process.
Housing situation of young families with children in Prague from the perspective of the welfare state theory and the life-cycle perspective
Plavecká, Tereza ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Vejchodská, Eliška (referee)
The diploma thesis focuses on the housing situation of young families with children in the context of the housing crisis in Prague. The main aim of the thesis is to describe and understand the housing situation of young families in detail and at the same time to explain the situation and their behaviour from the perspective of the welfare state theory and from a life-cycle perspective. The thesis is interested in the history of the housing situation of families and the broader context of the problem - family and housing policy and the transformation of the family at the beginning of the 21st century, the threats to families and the new social risks. Based on a structured analysis of individual interviews with nine young parents, it seeks answers to the questions of whether families are finding affordable housing, what problems they face, and how social policy is responding to their situation. It presents options for measures to improve the housing situation of families, using examples from abroad and the Czech Republic. It gives voice to young families with children who are under- represented in today's debate on unaffordable housing in an urbanised world.
The Impact of Maternity Protection on Exclusive Breastfeeding: a Case Study of Ghana
Tofoatsi, Laura ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Jusić, Mirna (referee)
This study examines the impact of maternity protection on exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among corporate mothers in Greater Accra, Ghana. Using the Gendered Organizational Theory as the conceptual framework, the study sought to identify the prevailing rate of EBF among corporate mothers and to assess the impact of the availability of breastfeeding facilities at their workplaces and the work from home practice on mothers' decision to practice six months EBF. An exploratory and descriptive research design was adopted, and data were collected through quantitative approach. A survey questionnaire which included both closed-ended and open-ended questions was administered to 53 working mothers. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and thematic analysis. The study results indicate that the rate of exclusive breastfeeding among employed mothers is not high, as per the definition established by the WHO and UNICEF. The study also found that the availability of breastfeeding facilities at workplaces has a positive impact on mothers' decision to practice six months EBF, as it increases their convenience and reduces their stress levels. Additionally, the study found that the work from home practice positively influences mothers' decision to practice six months EBF, as it allows...
Resocialization of convicts, as a transition from penitentiary to post-penitentiary care
Rohanová, Kateřina ; Remr, Jiří (advisor) ; Hejzlarová, Eva (referee)
The thesis deals with the resocialization and social inclusion of persons after serving a prison sentence and the possibilities of assistance from the penitentiary and post- penitentiary care system. The aim of the thesis was to identify the needs of persons concerning social inclusion after release from prison, to further reflect the identified needs with the possibilities of the penitentiary and post-penitentiary care system and to offer alternatives to optimize the current care system. The research part of the thesis was conducted by qualitative research. Data was collected using the method of semi-structured interviews with respondents from among women serving sentence and workers from penitentiary and post-penitentiary care. A thematic analysis method using open coding was chosen to analyse the data. A needs assessment was used to identify needs in six specified dimensions of social inclusion after serving a prison sentence. The thesis was able to identify the needs of people in their integration after incarceration. In particular, the needs in the dimensions of financial security and employment, housing and interaction and family relationships emerged a s key to inclusion. While the need to have a social background appeared as the most important for meeting needs across the dimensions. In...
Influence of Civil Servants at the Local Level on Social Policy Design - The Case Study of Municipalities and Cities of the Karlovy Vary Region
Kortišová, Anna ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Plaček, Michal (referee)
The presented diploma thesis deals with line workers at the local level of social policy and the area of social exclusion. The thesis is primarily focused on the role and possible influence of officials on policy design. Two institutions are monitored - the Social Affairs Departments of the city authorities and the contact offices of the Labour Offices. Attention is focused on the activities of workers and their form, on target populations and their social construction and political power, also on factors that can influence the decision-making and behaviour of officials and, last but not least, on the role of officials in policy design. The thesis uses the theory of social construction of target populations and the theory of bureaucracy. In order to answer the research questions, secondary data related to both theories and public policy documents, analysis of Internet news, and primary data obtained through six conducted interviews have also been used. The results of the thesis have shown that line workers have an indispensable and irreplaceable role, because they solve complex and often ambiguous situations, in which they often apply their own solution strategies and initiatives, so it can then be indirectly reflected in the implementation of the given policy.
"You can't command a change of thinking": system of informal education for the elderly from the public policy perspective
Bílková, Kateřina ; Hejzlarová, Eva (advisor) ; Dobiášová, Karolína (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the topic of non-formal education for senior citizens in Czech Republic from the perspective of public policy. The main goal of this thesis is to capture the current state, main challenges and key topics in the field of non-formal education for senior citizens in Czech Republic. The system of non-formal education for senior citizens represents a complex structure of institutions, which offer educational programmes and activities. Both the system and the senior population are immensely diverse, which, on one hand, offers a high degree of flexibility and autonomy to both, the participants and the institutions. But on the other hand, it presents a challenge for public policy to capture the complexity of the phenomenon, whilst maintaining inclusivity. The non-formal education for senior citizens isn't defined by the legislative and the field therefore falls under three different departments: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; Ministry of Labour and Social Affair and Ministry of Culture. Due to the aforementioned diversity, the research uses qualitative study design and is carried out through expert interviews and the analysis of public policy documents. The sample of experts is designed to capture the experience of all types of institutions, which offer some form of...

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