Project details

 

The opposition agreement period: context, structure, and impacts on Czech politics

Project Identification:GAP408/11/0790
Project Period:1/2011 - 12/2013
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Social Studies
MU Investigator:Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Field:AD - Political sciences (A - Social sciences)
Publications/Results:more
Keywords:Opposition Agreement; Czech politics; institutional changes
Annotation

The subject of the project is the period of what is known as the opposition agreement between 1998 and 2002. The main objective is comprehensive analysis of this period based on interconnected studying of three levels. The first level is political, social, and economic context of the origin and functioning of the opposition agreement. The second level is represented by the structure (arrangement) of the opposition agreement, both on the level of formal and informal agreements relating to it, and (mainly) the relations and counter-reactions which it created in the political reality. The third level will reflect the impacts of the opposition agreement on the behaviour of participants, political culture, and political system in the Czech Republic. The project is primarily designed as political scientific. It will however make significant use of the approaches and knowledge of contemporary history, constitutional law, and sociology.