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Publications in journals from the Web of Science database
The article deals with the energy relations of the Russian Federation and the V4 countries. The aim is therefore to analyze and interpret the content and main topics of the Russian energy discourse on energy relations with the V4 countries and the Russian perception of the V4 countries in 2008–2018.
Q1 D2 I IF: 5.042
This paper reports on a survey conducted among 1046 respondents, attempting to identify differences in consumer behaviour towards textile products using advanced statistical methods.
NENCKOVÁ, Lucie, PECÁKOVÁ, Iva, ŠAUER, Petr. Disposal behaviour of Czech consumers towards textile products. Waste Management [online]. 2020, č. 106, s. 71–76. ISSN 0956-053X. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.03.001.
Q1 I IF: 5.448
Jeremy Alan Garlick: The dragon dithers: assessing the cautious implementation of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Iran
The article uses an analytically eclectic framework to examine the record of Chinese economic activity in Iran since the advent of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013.
GARLICK, Jeremy, HAVLOVÁ, Radka. The dragon dithers: assessing the cautious implemenation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Iran. Eurasian Geography and Economics [online]. 2020. ISSN: 1538-7216. eISSN: 1938-2863. DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2020.1822197
Radka Druláková, Štěpánka Zemanová: Why the implementation of multilateral sanctions does (not) work: lessons learnt from the Czech Republic.
The article presents the outcomes of a single case study on the implementation of UN sanctions in the Czech Republic from the 1990s to the present.
DRULÁKOVÁ, Radka, ZEMANOVÁ, Štěpánka. Why the implementation of multilateral sanctions does (not) work: lessons learned from the Czech Republic. European Security [online]. 2020, roč. 29, č. 23. 5., s. 1–21. eISSN 1746-1545. ISSN 0966-2839. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2020.1766448.
Q4 I IF: 1.698
Karel B. Müller, Kamil Fleissner: Cross-border cooperation in the triangle Euroregions Nisa and Šumava from the perspective of mayors and mayoresses
The aim of the research article is to present opinions of mayors and mayoress from Euroregions Neisse/Nisa/Nysa and Šumava/Bayerischer Wald-Unterer Inn/Mühlviertel, who are important local agents of cross-border cooperation.
FRÁNĚ, Luděk, KNÝ, Daniel, MÜLLER, Karel B., FLEISSNER, Kamil. Cross-border cooperation in the triangle Euroregions Nisa and Šumava from the perspective of mayors and mayoresses. Geografie [online]. 2020, roč. 125, č. 2, s. 243–269. eISSN 2571-421X. ISSN 1212-0014. DOI: 10.37040/geografie2020125020243.
Q4 I IF: 0.957
Petr Šauer, Antonín Dvořák, Lucie Nencková: Introducing Circular Economy in Small Municipalities: Methodology and a Case of Sewage Sludge Composting.
ŠAUER, Petr, DVOŘÁK, Antonín, PRÁŠEK, Jan, HADRABOVÁ, Alena, NENCKOVÁ, Lucie. Introducing Circular Economy in Small Municipalities: Methodology and a Case of Sewage Sludge Composting. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology. 2020, roč. 21, č. 3, s. 1127–1135. ISSN 1311-5065.
Q4 I IF: 0.692
Jeremy Alan Garlick: China's Economic Diplomacy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case of Offensive Mercantilism?
GARLICK, Jeremy Alan. China’s Economic Diplomacy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case of Offensive Mercantilism? Europe-Asia Studies [online]. 2019, roč. 71, č. 8, s. 1390–1414. eISSN 1465-3427. ISSN 0966-8136. DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2019.1648764.
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In this article, we examine the usefulness of Google Trends data in predicting monthly tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Prague during the period between January 2010 and December 2016.
HAVRANEK, Tomas, ZEYNALOV, Ayaz. Forecasting tourist arrivals: Google Trends meets mixed-frequency data. Tourism Economics [online]. 2019, roč. 25, č. 10.10. 20 s. eISSN 2044-0375. ISSN 1354-8166. DOI: 10.1177/1354816619879584.
Q3 I IF: 1.819
Jeremy Alan Garlick: China's principal-agent problem in the Czech Republic: the curious case of CEFC
The article is framed in terms of the principal-agent problem, which posits that conflicts of interest and asymmetries of information affect coordination between principals (such as Chinese leaders) and agents (such as Chinese companies).
GARLICK, Jeremy Alan. China’s principal-agent problem in the Czech Republic: the curious case of CEFC. Asia Europe Journal [online]. 2019, roč. 17, č. 4, s. 437–451. eISSN 1612-1031. ISSN 1610-2932. DOI: 10.1007/s10308-019-00565-z.
Q4 I IF: 1.208
Jana Vlčková, Sarbani Bublu Thakur-Weigold: Global value chains in the MedTech industry: A comparison of Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
VLČKOVÁ, Jana, THAKUR-WEIGOLD, Sarbani Bublu. Global value chains in the MedTech industry: A comparison of Switzerland and the Czech Republic. International Journal of Emerging Markets [online]. 2019, roč. 15, č. 1, s. 70–92. ISSN 1746-8809. DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-05-2017-0179.
Q4 I IF: 1.022
Jana Vlčková: Just look behind the data! Czech and Hungarian outward foreign direct investment and multinationals.
SASS, Magdolna, VLČKOVÁ, Jana. Just look behind the data! Czech and Hungarian outward foreign direct investment and multinationals. Acta oeconomica [online]. 2019, roč. 69, č. S2, s. 73–105. eISSN 1588-2659. ISSN 0001-6373. DOI: 10.1556/032.2019.69.S2.4.
Q4 I IF: 0.914
Jeremy Alan Garlick: Deconstructing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pipe Dreams Versus Geopolitical Realities
This article assesses the viability of pipelines connecting China to the Indian Ocean through Pakistan via a close analysis of evidence obtained from both primary and secondary sources.
GARLICK, Jeremy Alan. Deconstructing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pipe Dreams Versus Geopolitical Realities. Journal of Contemporary China [online]. 2018, roč. 27, č. 112, s. 519–533. eISSN 1469-9400. ISSN 1067-0564. DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2018.1433483.
Q2 I IF: 1.867
Lhotáková Markéta: Dietary patterns, cost and compliance with low-protein diet of phenylketonuria and other inherited metabolic diseases
This is the largest study examining costs and dietary patterns of LPDs in patients with PKU and the first study of this kind in other IMD patients requiring an LPD. The study clearly showed that an LPD carries a very high economic burden for families, which may lead to less LPD compliance and potential severe health consequences.
MLČOCH, Tomáš, PUDA, Radek, JEŠINA, Pavel, LHOTÁKOVÁ, Markéta, ŠTĚRBOVÁ, Šárka, DOLEŽAL, Tomáš. Dietary patterns, cost and compliance with low-protein diet of phenylketonuria and other inherited metabolic diseases. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition [online]. 2018, roč. 72, č. 1, s. 87–92. eISSN 1476-5640. ISSN 0954-3007. DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.102.
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Karel B. Müller: Active Borders and Transnationalization of the Public Sphere in Europe: Examining Territorial and Symbolic Borders as a Source of Democratic Integration, Positive Identity, and Civic Learning
This article suggests that both territorial and symbolic borders ought to be treated as specific cultural forms enabling the exercise and practice of cross-border communication. The notion of active border is introduced as a nexus of the transnationalization of public spheres and identities in Europe.
MÜLLER, Karel B.. Active Borders and Transnationalization of the Public Sphere in Europe: Examining Territorial and Symbolic Borders as a Source of Democratic Integration, Positive Identity, and Civic Learning. Alternatives [online]. 2018, roč. 43, č. 3, s. 119–136. eISSN 2163-3150. ISSN 0304-3754. DOI: 10.1177/0304375418822894.
Q4 I IF: 0.320
Ilya Bolotov: Some Effects of Intellectual Property Protection on National Economies: Theoretical and Econometric Study
This paper aims to theoretically derive and afterwards econometrically assess the impact of intellectual property protection (IPP) on national economies.
EVAN, Tomáš, VOZÁROVÁ, Pavla, BOLOTOV, Ilya. Some Effects of Intellectual Property Protection on National Economies: Theoretical and Econometric Study. Prague Economic Papers [online]. 2018, roč. 27, č. 1, s. 73–91. eISSN 2336-730X. ISSN 1210-0455. DOI: 10.18267/j.pep.644.
Q4 I IF: 0.629
Publications in journals from the Scopus database
This survey article aims to give an overview of the scholarly literature on the Schengen Area which can help see the current issues in a broader theoretical and historical perspective.
VOTOUPALOVÁ, Markéta. Schengen Cooperation: What Scholars Make of It. Journal of Borderlands Studies [online]. 2020, roč. 35, č. 3, s. 403–423. eISSN 2159-1229. ISSN 0886-5655. DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2018.1457974.
Jeremy Alan Garlick: The Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union: Exploring the „Greater Eurasian Partnership”
The article explores the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the context of BRI-EAEU coordination. Interviews conducted with Russian and Kazakh elites indicate that there the BRI has had a much more forceful impact on local elites than the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
SHAKHANOVA, Gaziza, GARLICK, Jeremy Alan. The Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union: Exploring the „Greater Eurasian Partnership”. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs [online]. 2020, roč. 49, č. May 6, s. 1–25. eISSN 1868-4874. ISSN 1868-1026. DOI: 10.1177/1868102620911666.
Vít Hinčica: Sanctions and Countersanctions Concerning the Russian Federation: The Czech Business Perspective
The goal of the paper is to assess how Czech businesses have been impacted by the sanctions and countersanctions and their opinions on the issue.
HINČICA, Vít, ŘEZANKOVÁ, Hana, WORCESTER, Grace. Sanctions and Countersanctions Concerning the Russian Federation: The Czech Business Perspective. Journal of East-West Business [online]. 2020, roč. 26, č. 22 April, s. 1. ISSN 1066-9868. DOI: 10.1080/10669868.2020.1755407.
Petr Král, Květa Olšanová, Maria Zlatić: Exploration of Opportunities for Development of Domestic Luxury Brands in CEE: Case of the Czech Republic
This paper investigates the extent to which luxury shoppers are aware of domestic luxury brands, and in which categories they would consider buying them.
OLŠANOVÁ, Květa, COOK, Gina, KRÁL, Petr, VILIKUS, Ondřej, ZLATIć, Marija. Exploration of Opportunities for Development of Domestic Luxury Brands in CEE: Case of the Czech Republic. Central European Business Review [online]. 2020, roč. 9, č. 4, s. 59–72. ISSN 1805-4862. DOI: 10.18267/j.cebr. 246.
Vít Hinčica: Mercosur – a Comparison of Four Member Countries on the Basis of Selected Economic Indicators
The aim of this paper is to present how countries can be compared on the basis of the development of selected macroeconomic indicators.
HINČICA, Vít, MIZEROVÁ, Michala, ŘEZANKOVÁ, Hana. Mercosur – a Comparison of Four Member Countries on the Basis of Selected Economic Indicators. Comparative Economic Research [online]. 2020, roč. 23, č. 1, s. 55–72. eISSN 2082-6737. ISSN 1508-2008. DOI: 10.18778/1508-2008.23.04. Dostupné také z: https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/CER/article/view/6531/6130.
Jeremy Alan Garlick, Radka Havlová: China's "Belt and Road" economic diplomacy in the Persian Gulf: strategic hedging amidst Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry.
The article examines China’s strategically hedged approach to developing its economic relations with its partners in the Persian Gulf in order to expand and secure its interests there.
GARLICK, Jeremy, and HAVLOVÁ, Radka. China’s “Belt and Road” economic diplomacy in the Persian Gulf: strategic hedging amidst Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs [online]. ISSN: 1868-1026. eISSN: 1868-4874. DOI: 10.1177/1868102619898706.
Radka Havlová, Zbyněk Dubský: Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the Effort to De-escalate and Resolve the Conflict in Ukraine
This study argues that OSCE was involved to stabilize and resolve the situation in Ukraine partly due to its specific strategic culture.
HAVLOVÁ, Radka, DUBSKÝ, Zbyněk. Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the Effort to De-escalate and Resolve the Conflict in Ukraine. Insight Turkey [online]. 2019, roč. 21, č. 3, s. 195–215. ISSN 1302-177X. DOI: 10.25253/99.2018EV.03.
Zuzana Trávníčková: Ten years and one hundred of reviews of the United Nations sanctions Ombudsperson.
TRÁVNÍČKOVÁ, Zuzana. Ten years and one hundred of reviews of the United Nations sanctions Ombudsperson. Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law. Česká ročenka mezinárodního práva veřejného a soukromého [online]. 2019, roč. 10, s. 64–73. ISSN 1805-0565. Dostupné z: https://rozkotova.cld.bz/rww/CYIL-vol-10-2019/84/. ISBN 978-80-87488-34-8.
Petr Vymětal: A new approach in evaluation of transparent lobbying – the case of Visegrad group countries.
The aim of the article is to evaluate transparency in decision making process in public space often influenced by lobbying activities in Visegrad group countries.
LABOUTKOVÁ, Šárka, VYMĚTAL, Petr. A new approach in evaluation of transparent lobbying – the case of Visegrad group countries. Administratie si Management Public [online]. 2019, roč. 2019, č. 33, s. 119–132. ISSN 1583-9583. DOI: 10.24818/amp/2019.33-07.
Markéta Votoupalová: The Wrong Critiques: Why Internal Border Controls Don't Mean the End of Schengen.
Employing Krasner’s conceptualisation of sovereignty, this article offers a systematic analysis of why Schengen seems to be so resilient by addressing three common, yet inaccurate critiques.
VOTOUPALOVÁ, Markéta. The Wrong Critiques: Why Internal Border Controls Don’t Mean the End of Schengen. New Perspectives [online]. 2019, roč. 27, č. 1, s. 73–99. eISSN 2336-8268. ISSN 2336-825X. Dostupné z: https://perspectives.iir.cz/download/2019-01-4-the-wrong-critiques-internal-border-controls-dont-mean-the-end-of-schengen-marketa-votoupalova/.
The paper provides a critical analysis of EU´s humanitarian aid which appears to lack efficiency. The author believes that a more holistic approach is needed, which instead of focusing solely on food should also address social inclusion.
POSPÍŠIL, Petr. European Union External and Internal Humanitarian Aid. European Food and Feed Law Review [online]. 2019, roč. 14, č. 6, s. 522–527. ISSN 1862-2720. Available at: https://effl.lexxion.eu/article/EFFL/2019/6/6.
Nicole Grmelová: Czech Republic – Cross-compliance Criteria for Farming and Processing Edible Insects.
The paper examines the guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture addressed to businesses interested in farming edible insects in terms of all legal branches governing this activity in the Czech Republic.
GRMELOVÁ, Nicole. Czech Republic – Cross-compliance Criteria for Farming and Processing Edible Insects. European Food and Feed Law Review [online]. 2019, roč. 14, č. 1, s. 61–65. ISSN 1862-2720. Dostupné z: https://effl.lexxion.eu/data/article_preview/13873/medium.jpg.
This article explores how solidarity in Schengen is perceived by the EU institutions and which of its aspects are emphasised. The methodological framework is based on the Discourse-Historical Approach which enables scholars to study solidarity in Schengen within a broad socio-political context.
VOTOUPALOVÁ, Markéta. Solidarity As a Necessary Precondition for the Resilience of Schengen? Politologický časopis/Czech Journal of Political Science [online]. 2019, roč. XXVI, č. 2, s. 102–121. ISSN 1211-3247. DOI: 10.5817/PC2019-2-102.
Nicole Grmelová: Czech Republic – Corporate Social Responsibility of Five Leading Food Retailers Operating in the Czech Republic.
The paper conducts a comparative analysis of leading food retailers operating in the Czech Republic in the field of corporate social responsibility.
GRMELOVÁ, Nicole, ZAHRADNÍKOVÁ, Radka. Czech Republic – Corporate Social Responsibility of Five Leading Food Retailers Operating in the Czech Republic. European Food and Feed Law Review [online]. 2019, roč. 14, č. 2, s. 180–186. eISSN 2190-8214. ISSN 1862-2720. Dostupné z: https://effl.lexxion.eu/article/EFFL/2019/2/12.
Vít Hinčica, Tomáš Sadílek: Performance of Social Enterprises in the Czech Republic.
The article deals with the definition of the term “social enterprise”, its attributes, anchoring in the legislation of various countries, a critical analysis of indicators that can measure the performance of social enterprises.
ASMALOVSKIJ, Alexandr, SADÍLEK, Tomáš, HINČICA, Vít, MIZEROVÁ, Michala. Performance of Social Enterprises in the Czech Republic. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship [online]. 2019, roč. 10, č. 1, s. 19–29. eISSN 1942-0684. ISSN 1942-0676. DOI: 10.1080/19420676.2018.1521865.
The paper examines the harmonisation of the European contract law adopted to further facilitate cross-border trade. It deals with a critical cost-benefit assessment of the current proposals and provides possible suggestions for further improvement.
HOUSKA, Daniel. Dusk Over the European Contract Law? The Lawyer Quarterly [online]. 2019, roč. 9, č. 4, s. 359–366. ISSN 1805-840X. Available at: https://tlq.ilaw.cas.cz/index.php/tlq/article/view/373/367.
The paper examines the choice of drinking water from the perspective of consumers taking into account the current legislation governing tap water and prepacked water.
GRMELOVÁ, Nicole. Czech Republic – To Drink or Not to Drink Tap Water? European Food and Feed Law Review [online]. 2019, roč. 14, č. 5, s. 469–472. ISSN 1862-2720. Available at: https://effl.lexxion.eu/article/EFFL/2019/5/12.
This book merges macro- and micro-level analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to dissect China’s aim in creating an integrated Eurasian continent through this single mega-project.
GARLICK, Jeremy Alan. The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: From Asia to Europe. 1. vyd. Abingdon : Routledge, 2019. 234 s. ISBN 978-0-815-39610-9. eISBN 978-1-351-18276-8.
The publication focuses on ways to fulfill the ideal of equality between men and women in diplomacy. It also deals with the rights and needs of persons accompanying diplomatic staff on foreign missions, especially the wives of diplomats, as this issue has so far been reflected only marginally in the literature.
DOPITA, Tomáš, KOČÍ, Kateřina, ČMOLÍKOVÁ COZLOVÁ, Klára. Uvnitř diplomacie. Jak na genderovou nerovnost v diplomatické službě. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada Publishing, a.s, 2020. 72 s. ISBN 978-80-271-2428-2. eISBN 978-80-271-1437-5 (ePub).
Zdeněk Veselý: International relations in the reflection of history
The publication provides a comprehensive and clear explanation of the key facts, realities, and contexts of the history of international relations from the emergence of human civilizations to the current period of the 21st century. The core of interpretation is the international political and diplomatic dimension of the issue, but the crucial domestic political, international legal and international economic facts are not neglected either.
VESELÝ, Zdeněk. Mezinárodní vztahy v zrcadle dějin. Plzeň : Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o, 2020. 671 s. ISBN 978-80-7380-792-4.
The book focuses on NATO’s eastward expansion and its implications for the security situation across Europe. It presents to the public a peculiar and well-founded attempt to apply the neorealist theory to the reflection on relations between the United States and Russia in the post-Soviet space after the end of the Cold War.
EICHLER, Jan. Expanze na pozvání. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 2019. 238 s. ISBN 978-80-246-4279-6. eISBN 978-80-246-4309-0.
Smaranda Pantea: Industrial Policy at Work: Evidence from Romania's Income Tax Break for Workers in IT
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The research studies the firm and sector-level effects of an industrial policy designed to support the development of the IT sector in Romania.
MANELICI, Isabela, PANTEA, Smaranda. Industrial Policy at Work: Evidence from Romania’s Income Tax Break for Workers in IT. [online]. USA : Elsevier, 2019. 82 s. Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3308591.