Publications

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Legitimacy of power in postmodernism. Why does the EU need member-states?

In cooperation with IIPS

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Legitimacy of power in postmodernism. Why does the EU need member-states?” The author, Vojtech Belling, studied International Territorial Studies in Prague and Cologne and worked as a lecturer at the University of Public Administration and International Relations and at the university in Heidelberg, where he currently finishes his dissertation. The publication considers various weaknesses of the current state of democratic decision-making and does not omit to elaborate also on the democratic deficit. more…

February 16, 2010

Czech Political Parties and the European Integration. Europeanization, Europeanism, Euroscepticism?

in cooperation with IIPS

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Czech Political Parties and the European Integration. Europeanization, Europeanism, Euroscepticism?”. The author of the book, Vlastimil Havlík, works as an assistant professor at the Desk of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences and as an researcher at the Institute for Comparative Political Science Research of the Masaryk University. The publication elaborates on the way in which the European integration is reflected in chosen aspects of the relevant political parties in the Czech Republic. more…

February 16, 2010

Single European Currency – the Realization of the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU

in cooperation with IIPS

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Single European Currency – the Realization of the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU“. The Author of the publication is Zdeněk Sychra, an assistant professor at the Desk of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences at the Masaryk University. The concept of the economic and monetary union is being looked at predominantly from a political perspective. The EMU is understood as an inseparable part of the process of the European integration and is being put in the context of the general functioning of the EU. more…

February 16, 2010

New Publication on the visit of the Pope

In cooperation with the czech bishop’s conference

In cooperation with the KAS and the Czech Bishop’s Conference, the czech journal „Budoucnot církve“ releases an extensive collection of speeches and messages of Pope Benedikt XVI. The publication contains basic positions of the pope with regards to the importance of the youth for the church and thus preserves the tradition of pope John Paul II. The collection broadens the potential source for academic research on the one hand, on the other it serves as a conservation of the current position of the catholic church towards the youth and its function for christianity. more…

February 3, 2010

Human Rights in the European Union

in cooperation with IIPS

IIPS in cooperation with the KAS release a publication “Human Rights in the European Union”. The author of the book, Hubert Smekal, is an assistant professor at the Desk of International Relations and European Studies and a scientific worker at the International Institute of Political Science, where he co-founded the Center for Human Rights and Democratization. The publication analyzes in detail the topic of human rights in the EU, beginning with the European integration and the study of human rights as such, ending with the specificities of the approach towards the human rights in the EU. more…

Country Reports | January 29, 2010