Project details


Contemporary Paramilitarism in the Czech Republic in Context of Transnational Development Trends of Political Violence

Project Identification:GA407/09/0100
Project Period:1/2009 - 12/2012
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Social Studies
MU Investigator:Prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Field:AG - Law sciences (A - Social sciences)
KA - Military subjects (K - Military subjects)
AD - Political sciences (A - Social sciences)
Keywords:Paramilitarism, Czech Republic, Security

The substance of the project is an analysis of the contemporary paramilitary activities in the Czech Republic in the context of transnational development trends of political violence in Europe. Historical roots of paramilitarism, current paramilitary tendencies and units (relation to strategy of political subjects, capability, declared goals and real activity, symbols etc.), legal aspects of paramilitary activities, political measures against paramilitarisim and impact of paramilitary activities on security of the Czech Republic in European context are analyzed. All issues are compared with similar issues in European countries (mostly Central Eurpean countries). The methodological approaches are security analysis (including risk and threat analysis), theory of extremism, approach of the policy-analysis, law analysis, knowledge of military science and concepts of transnationalization and Europeanization.