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Political science in the Czech Republic in the time of pandemic


BALÍK Stanislav KUBÁT Michal

Year of publication 2021
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

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Description This chapter is devoted to the situation of political science in the Czech Republic in the time of pandemic COVID-19 and primarily deals with two university political science centers, one in Prague and the other in Brno. We focus here on political science institutes and departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (FSV UK) in Prague and at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University (FSS MU) in Brno. Their broad teaching spectrum, including practical and theoretical fields, with more individually and mass-oriented fields could distort their institutional response addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus on FSV UK and FSS MU is also useful because both faculties and their respective universities represent a different type of functioning and management, which has influenced their (different) approach to the pandemic crisis. There is briefly explained the development and state of political science in the Czech Republic. Subsequently, there is shown how the government and both universities, resp. faculties reacted to the pandemic crisis. In the last part, there are evaluated the positive and negative impacts of the pandemic on the university environment with a focus on political science.

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