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The implications of China’s aging population to the nation and the world
Lashkova, Ekaterina
Population changes have been identified as among the global challenges in recent decades. While advanced economies have experienced an ageing population, underdeveloped economies have witnessed a surge in the birth rate. Arguably, this issue has been a Chinese issue since the second half of the twentieth century. Against this backdrop, this bachelor thesis tries to assess the dynamics and implications of the size and age structure of the Chinese population within the country and the World. Secondary data was obtained from reputable sources for the analysis. Using a descriptive approach, the findings show that China's ageing population brings opportunities and difficulties for the country and the rest of the world. There are chances for innovation and growth in industries like elder care and technology, although there are enormous economic and societal challenges, such as a diminishing workforce and growing healthcare expenditures. The demographic trends in China also affect the rest of the world, especially in East Asia, where ageing populations are a common worry. Ultimately, this thesis helps us better comprehend how China's ageing population affects the country and the rest of the world. It emphasizes the requirement for legislative actions to address the problems and seize the changes by demographic shifts.
Vztahy ČR s Argentinou, Chile a Uruguayí po roce 2000 - komparativní analýza
Kobzová, Tereza
This diploma thesis deals with the relations of the Czech Republic with Argentina, Chile and Uruguay after 2000. The aim is to perform a comparative analysis of the dynamics of foreign trade with an emphasis on the influence of political developments in the monitored countries in the period 2000–2020. The thesis is prepared in the form of a literature search and is primarily based on the analysis of published documents, especially from the official websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The work first deals with the countries individually, their political development and mutual relations with the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on foreign trade and political cooperation, especially focusing on important visits by political representatives of both countries and the signing of bilateral agreements. In conclusion, these three Latin American countries are compared and evaluated.
T. G. Masaryk's Accentuation of the Social Question in second half of the 19th century
Kozák, Vratislav ; Havelka, Miloš (advisor) ; Nešpor, Zdeněk (referee) ; Kubátová, Helena (referee)
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk of the 20th century is a person whose characterization and classification in the society of the time is generally agreed upon among scholars. Masaryk of the 19th century, however, is a very different case. To this day, there is still no consensus among scholars as to how exactly to classify Masaryk, which many simplify by arguing that Masaryk himself was indecisive in this regard, devoting himself to many things at once but not always fully. The central issue of the second half of the 19th century was undoubtedly the social question, which is also difficult for many to grasp, since it can be viewed in either a very specific or a very general way. With this in mind, in my thesis I not only focus on Masaryk's view of the social question of the time, but I come up with the hypothesis that it is the social question and its principle of equality that is the central motive of the person of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk in the 19th century. I propose a functional Masarykian model for solving the social issues of the time, which is based on the aforementioned concept of equality, but in several interrelated yet sufficiently independent areas, such as religion, politics, nationalism, society and education. I subsequently verify the location of these individual aspects within my Masarykian...
Media and Stylistic Analysis of Texts of Chosen Public Person
Kolouchová, Julie ; Holanová, Radka (advisor) ; Adam, Robert (referee)
The diploma thesis concerns the discourse of a selected public official (Tomio Okamura) in the media. The thesis contains three parts. The first of them discusses the media in general and also their connection to politics. The second part deals with the discourse style in the media communication sphere and it includes specific language elements that are typical for discourse in this area. The last, third part contains the analysis of three discourse types: radio interview, TV interview and TV debate. In each of these three groups, 4 speeches are analyzed. At the end, the thesis comes to a synthesis of characteristic elements and assessment of how these elements affect the overall style of Tomio Okamura's discourse.
Reflection of historical facts in a fantastic example of the Star Wars saga
Hadrabová Rauschgoldová, Scarlett ; Beneš, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Kudlová, Klára (referee)
The thesis deals with the issue of depicting long-past and entirely topical historical events in the Star Wars film saga. Given the current size of the Star Wars universe, this work must be limited to films known as "Episodes" (numbered I through IX) and two relatively new feature spin-offs, while everything else will be mentioned only marginally. This work maps in detail how each of the three trilogies of this saga, as well as both spin-offs, show the main problems of the time in which they arose and to which other historical facts they want or can refer. The aim of the work is thus to show that the genre widely regarded as "escape" and "completely detached from reality" reflects historical reality very strongly by its specific artistic means. Keywords Star Wars, historical reality, science fiction, speculative fiction, space opera, SF movie, story, neomyth, George Lucas, Cold War, politics
Populism as a discursive strategy: an analysis of the communication of selected populist actors in the Czech political arena
Křovák, Jan ; Charvát, Jakub (advisor) ; Just, Petr (referee)
This paper analyses the concept of populism as a discursive strategy. Therefore, it uses the view of populist discourse as discussed by Ernesto Laclau and other authors in their works. The author analyses the communication practices of four selected Czech political actors on social networks (Facebook and Twitter) in the period before the elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in October 2021. For the analysis, the author chose representatives who are commonly labelled as populists, i.e. former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, far-right populists, i.e. Tomio Okamura, and then two politicians representing mainstream parties - Markéta Pekarová Adamová from TOP 09 and Vít Rakušan from STAN. In the theoretical part, the author describes in depth the phenomenon of populism on the basis of expert literature, and in a comprehensive way points out the relationship between populism, social networks, media and political communication. In the practical part, the author conducted a so-called critical discursive analysis of posts of the politicians on the above-mentioned social media and then compared their dominant communication practices. The author then places the data and results of the research in context of the populist narrative described in the theoretical part of the thesis.
Sartre and His Perception by Czech Intellectuals in 1960s
Molodkina, Irina ; Matějka, Ondřej (advisor) ; Tomalová, Eliška (referee) ; Emler, David (referee)
The relationships between the power blocs during the Cold war have been researched by scholars. The question of the influence of Western ideas and representatives on the political thought in Czechoslovakia is still discussed. Although major differences were happening due to the work of institutions, their functioning was not possible without specific personalities. The aim of this thesis is to show how Jean-Paul Sartre and his arrival to Prague in 1960s did influence Czech intellectuals. The issue is approached by the review of the biography of the French philosopher, highlighting crucial events that linked him more with the Czechoslovak society, and then analyzing the way the Czech intellectuals reacted to his ideas and statements. Sartre was chosen as an intellectual who was uniting both, the East and the West, and went through a change of views, after the occurrence of several international events with the direct intervention of the USSR. Realistic views of the Czech representatives are facing relatively optimistic ideas of Sartre on the reformation of the Marxist ideology and preservation of it as the ruling one.
"These are citizens of our country. We are their servants." A case study of Pierre Poilievre as an example of growing Canadian populism within the framework of Cas Mudde's scholarship
Mola-Schmidt, Amelia ; Shavit, Anna (advisor) ; Němcová Tejkalová, Alice (referee)
As scholars who have studied populism in the Canadian context have noted, Canada has previously held a false sense of immunity to the rise of populism due its multiculturalism that was seen as a barrier for the traditional xenophobic and culturally exclusive values of populist politicians in other Western democracies. Forms of populism that have arisen in Canada have taken the form of "neoliberal populism", an ideology rooted in fiscal conservatism and the belief that less government intervention is better. However, the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the Federal Conservative party has indicated a shift in the political spectrum, that populism is gaining traction on a mainstream level. As Cas Mudde has written about in his literature on populism, the mainstream media play an active role in shaping the discourse around populists, often giving them more air time due to their sensationalist behaviour that make for viral soundbites. So how has the Canadian media responded to Poilievre, and how does the political alignment of media impact the coverage he gets? This study will seek to answer these questions and provide insights into how the Canadian media may contribute to further political polarisation in society.
Perception of the "culture wars" concept in American media
Šimek, Jan ; Just, Petr (advisor) ; Charvát, Jakub (referee)
American society is going through an era of deep social and political divisions. At the forefront of this deepening divide are the so-called culture wars, an umbrella term for a set of narratives around cultural and social issues that both sides of the conflict use to advance their political goals. This thesis aims to determine how much space culture wars themes occupy in the production of selected American media outlets, how these themes are projected onto their audiences and how this influences the audience's trust in the mainstream media. The first part of the thesis presents the methodology used in collecting and evaluating the data used in the research for this thesis. The theoretical section also defines concepts and terms related to the topic of the thesis. The practical part of the thesis will then focus on the evaluation of the data from the questionnaire survey conducted among American media consumers between May and June 2023.
Political Power in Political Sociology
Hlavička, Petr ; Dvořák, Tomáš (advisor) ; Císař, Ondřej (referee)
Master thesis Author: Bc. Petr Hlavička Field of study: Sociology Thesis supervisor: Mgr. Tomáš Dvořák, PhD. Year of submission: 2023 Abstrakct: English Abstract: In this thesis, I examine political power in political sociology. The aims of this thesis are to identify the direction in which contemporary research on power is moving and to produce a synthesis of the knowledge that emerges from the study of power. To do this, I use an understanding of power through the lens of political sociology, which studies the manifestations of power in society and how power and society interact. In order to achieve the goals of this thesis, I first summarize all of the starting points that have emerged historically in the study of power. I then explored the perspectives of contemporary authors using qualitative methods, specifically semi-systematic sampling, which allowed me to select the sample for the study, and thematic analysis. I described what starting points contemporary authors use in their research, how they view historical starting points, and what new starting points are emerging in the study of power. The thesis then also forms a chronological overview of where the study of power has gone.

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