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Mocenské uspořádání a vztahy v prostředí malého města a jeho místních částí

Title in English Power organization and relations in the environment of a small town and its local districts


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geografie - Sborník České geografické společnosti
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords power; social actions; tactics; strategy; qualitative research; activism
Description This article presents a detailed case study into the power setting between the town (institution) and its local districts, and how these relationships are influenced by individual actors, tactics, strategies, and activities. The concept of power was used for the research of power relations, and the activities of citizen activism are viewed especially in the context of social actions. All these activities and practices are captured by a power relations network and the positions of actors depend on their own awareness within a hierarchy of these positions. The aim of the work was to uncover and understand the factors influencing the unequal relationship between the town and its local districts. For this purpose, we used qualitative methods. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and focus groups. The analysis showed that, despite all the constraints that determine the unequal relationship of power, each local districts uses another type of activity to achieve goals.
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