Articles in Scientific Periodicals


JIRÁSEK, I., VESELSKÝ, P., POSLT, J. 2017. Winter outdoor trekking: spiritual aspects of environmental education. Environmental Education Research 23 (1): 1-22. (DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1149553)


RYŠAVÝ, D. 2016. Career politicians a dozen years after regionalisation of the Czech Republic (2000–13). The Journal of Legislative Studies 22 (1): 54-82. (DOI: 10.1080/13572334.2015.1134907)

SÝKOROVÁ, D. 2016. Sociální role chudého stáří. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 52 (1): 27-52, (DOI: 10.13060/00380288.2016.52.1.241)

BUŽGOVÁ, R., ŠPATENKOVÁ N., FUKASOVÁ-HAJNOVÁ E..  FELTL D. 2016. Assessing needs of family members of inpatients with advanced cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 25: 592–599.


OATES-INDRUCHOVÁ, L., BLAIVE, M. 2015. Visions and Border Regimes in Cold War Eastern Europe”. Journal of Contemporary History, 50 (3): 656-659. (DOI: 10.1177/0022009415592687)

GALČANOVÁ, L., SÝKOROVÁ, D. 2015. Socio-spatial aspects of ageing in an urban context: an example from three Czech Republic cities. Ageing and Society, 35(6): 1200-1220. (DOI:10.1017/S0144686X14000154)

LAZAROVÁ B., POL, M., POLÁCHOVÁ VAŠŤATKOVÁ J., TROJAN, V., BOUDA, T. 2015.Working with data: Both an opportunity and challenge for school leaders. The New Educational Review, 40(2): 81-93. (DOI: 10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.07)

DOČEKAL, V., TULINSKÁ, H. 2015. The Impact of Technology on Education Theory. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174(12 February): 3765–3771. (doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1111)

DOČEKAL, V., DVOŘÁKOVÁ, M. 2015. Evaluation levels in education. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174(12 February): 3743–3749. (doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1108)


OATES-INDRUCHOVÁ, L., BLAIVE, M. 2014. Border communities: microstudies on everyday life, politics and memory in European Societies from 1945 to the present. Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, 42 (2): 195-198 (DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2014.891339)


HAVLÍČEK, J., LUŽNÝ, D. 2013. Religion and Politics in the Czech Republic. The Roman Catholic Church and the State. International Journal of Social Science Studies 1(2): 190-204 (DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v1i2.145)

JIRÁSEK, I., VESELSKÝ, P. 2013. The Understanding of Death in Social Work in the Czech Republic during the Socialist Era and in the Era of Consumerism through Heidegger's Authenticity. British Journal of Social Work, 43(2): 394-410 (DOI:10.1093/bjsw/bct012)

RYŠAVÝ, D., BERNARD, J. 2013. Size and Local Democracy: the Case of Czech Municipal Representatives. Local Government Studies, 39(6): 833-852 (DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2012.675329)

RYŠAVÝ, D. 2013. Czech Counties after a Dozen Years of Regionalization: Continuity and Novelties after County Elections 2012. Regional & Federal Studies 23(5): 631-642 (DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2013.798649)

ZAHRÁDKA, P. 2013. Critique of Aesthetic Hierarchism and its Consequences for Art Theory, Art Criticism and Aesthetic Axiology. Proceedings of European Society for Aesthetics, 5 (1): 576–596.

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CICHÁ, Martina (ed.) Integrální antropologie. Praha: Triton, 2014. ISBN: 978-80-7387-816-0

OATES-INDRUCHOVÁ, Libora and HAVELKOVÁ, Hana (ed.). The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism. An Expropriated Voice. London: Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-72083-0
Though there has been much research on the incomplete emancipation project of state socialism in East and Central Europe, very little has been published on how the state and its institutions conceived of gender as a concept. This book seeks to understand if and how this conceptualization developed in the second half of the twentieth century, and what impact it had on everyday life and on culture. This study moves beyond the dichotomous gender perspectives and towards a nuanced understanding of the diverse discursive negotiations, agendas, actors and agency involved in state-socialist gender practices. Including a detailed case study on Czechoslovakia, contributors explore these issues in a series of independent, but collaboratively developed studies, placing their research in the context of other East Central European countries. The studies collected in the volume bring to light fresh material and consider it from the combined perspective of current gender theory and internal ideological dynamics of state socialism, breaking new ground in gender theory, cultural theory and studies of state socialism. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, socialism, Cold-War politics and Eastern European politics and culture.

PREISSOVÁ KREJČÍ, Andrea. Multikulturalismus - ztracené paradigma? Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. ISBN: 978-80-244-4134-4

POLO, Mario Rodríguez. Análisis diacrónico del jurodstvo (Locos de Cristo) como fenómeno sociocultural ruso. Pórtico: Zaragoza, 2014. ISBN: 978-84-7956-130-7 (AVAILABLE ONLINE)
Diachronic analysis of Jurodstvo (holy foolery) as a Russian sociocultural phenomenon: The study analyzes the diverse manifestations of jurodstvo through centuries, from its early Russian origins in the first Christian communities among Eastern Slavs through the apex of the phenomenon after the rule of Ivan the Terrible and its modern reconstructions in diverse contexts, such as the last decades of Imperial Russia, the Communist period and the current Russian diaspora. Recent manifestation are contextualized as part of a mayor process of religious restitution in Russia and legitimacy through memory reconstruction in Russia and in Russian communities abroad, where jurodstvo plays a symbolic key role.

POLO, Mario Rodríguez. Beautiful People: Zamlčané cesty. Bratislava: Regionálne centrum Rozvojového programu OSN pre Európu a Spoločenstvo nezávislých štátov v Bratislave a Inštitút pre výskum práce a rodiny, 2014. ISBN: 978-80-89263-19-6(AVAILABLE ONLINE)

ZAHRÁDKA, Pavel (ed.). Spotřební kultura. Historie, teorie a výzkum. Praha: Academia, 2014. ISBN: 978-80-200-2372-8

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KUBÁTOVÁ, Helena (ed.). Ways of Life in the Late Modernity. Olomouc: Palacký University, 2013. ISBN: 9788024434506
The aim of this monograph is to show the contexts in which ways of life are conducted in late modernity, the dimensions of life in late modernity we can identify and how we can describe and understand them. The fundamental starting point of the monograph is the thesis that late modernity is characterized, amongst other factors, by a large number of life forms and a plurality of ways of life. For this reason, it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of all the possible contexts, dimensions and forms.
The monograph is introduced with a chapter entitled Ways of Life in Late Modernity, in which the author attempts to define the concepts of way of life, lifestyle and life architecture, to outline diferent theoretical approaches to understanding way of life, and to define certain characteristics of late modern ways of life.

ŠPATENKOVÁ, Naděžda. Poradenství pro pozůstalé. Principy, proces, metody. Praha: Grada, 2013 (2. přepracované a doplněné vydání).  ISBN:  978-80-247-3736-2

ZNEBEJÁNEK, František. Mezi konfliktem a kooperací. Jednotná teorie konfliktu a kooperace. Praha: SLON, 2013. ISBN: 978-80-7419-154-1

TOPINKA, Daniel and STŘÍTECKÝ, Vít (ed.). Developments in Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Labour. Prague: Institute for International Relations. ISBN: 978-80-87558-10-2 (AVAILABLE ONLINE)
The publication is built on the multidisciplinary methodological approach that allows the realisation of its major goals. First of all, it offers in the first chapter a comprehensive presentation of the development of the concept of trafficking in human beings. Within this context, it points out to the sizeable diversity of the different forms and types of trafficking in human beings that concerns various legal or illicit sectors, while it pays attention to the latest trends, and experiences. Within the scopes of the discussions about the definition and concept that are going on among experts, policy makers, and practitioners, it represents many dilemmas, whose at least partial solution is the requirement of effective international collaboration, in the area of the fight against this phenomenon. Aside from the illustration of an emerging discourse connected to the issues of trafficking in human beings, the chapter clearly points out many areas that give the space to conceptual and practical inputs from all relevant participants, mainly in the area of human rights within the scope of this phenomenon.

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ZAHRÁDKA, Pavel and SEDLÁKOVÁ, Renáta. New perspectives on consumer culture theory and research. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4438-4157-3.
In the post-socialist countries the subject of consumption has not received sufficient attention from the perspective of Consumer Culture Theory. The opinion has long prevailed among the majority of social scientists from this region that consumer society and consumptive behaviour is a socially destructive phenomenon and one of the main causes of problems in contemporary society. This impression has prevented them from scrutinizing the symbolic dimension of consumption and led them to a critical analysis of the social causes and environmental consequences of excessive consumption. The examination of symbolic aspects of consumer culture or the mutual interaction of culture and marketing communication, for example, have remained outside the realm of academic interest. The absence of comprehensive academic interest in the topic of consumer culture does not, however, mean that consumer culture is not a subject of research. Such research, however, takes place outside of the sphere of the university in the commercial sector and is primarily focused on issues of how to successfully sell products and services. Due to competitive concerns, commercial research into consumer culture has led to the privatization of its results, which runs contrary to the ideal of science as an open and critical project. The goal of this book is to create a counterbalance to this science in the shadows and overcome the mutual distrust between the academic and commercial spheres and make possible the transfer of recent discoveries between the two parties. The publication is dedicated to the exploration of three areas of consumer culture: research on consumer culture and consumer behaviour in post-socialist countries (especially in the Czech Republic), new developments in the theory of consumer culture and innovative methodological approaches to its research and, finally, to recent criticism of consumer culture and consumerism. It emerged from the collaboration of a team of authors made up of leading European researchers in the field of consumer culture, such as Kate Soper (London Metropolitan University), Franz Liebl (Berlin University of the Arts) and Rainer Gries (University of Vienna), as well as promising young scholars from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Sweden, Serbia, Poland and Portugal. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sociology, cultural studies, marketing and market research.

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RYŠAVÝ, Dan a ŠARADÍN, Pavel. Zastupitelé českých měst a obcí v evropské perspektivě. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2011, 191 s. ISBN 978-80-7419-042-1 

VESELSKÝ, Pavel. Animační strategie v původní Buddhově nauce. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2011, 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 978-80-244-2668-6.

OATES-INDRUCHOVÁ, Libora (ed.). Tvrdošíjnost myšlenky: od feministické kriminologie k teorii genderu. Praha: SLON, 2011. ISBN: 978-80-7419-043-8

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Bartoňková, Hana. Firemní vzdělávání pracovníků. Strategický přístup ke vzdělávání pracovníků. Praha: Grada, 2010. ISBN: 978-80-247-2914-5

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