Polarisation and populism

What we do

Health crises pose a challenge to the strength of democracy by disrupting institutional frameworks, weakening the separation of powers, and burdening the independence of the judiciary. By quantitative and qualitative research methods, including a number of international comparisons and experimental methods, the SYRI project will analyse how populism and polarisation affect ability to govern effectively when general responsibility and legitimacy are weakened. Experts will formulate recommendations for strengthening of social cohesion and weakening of support for populism in the Czech Republic. It will be a special challenge for SYRI scientists in this area to identify key problems associated with the Covid-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic and put them in a global context while offering best practices for mitigation of these problems.

PhDr. Petra Guasti, M.A., Ph.D.

Position: Head of research group
+420 210 310 204 petra.guasti@soc.cas.cz  

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Budget cuts play into opposition's hands, divide society-expert

27.11.2023
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SYRI Annual Conference to focus on systemic risks

23.10.2023
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SYRI’s Petra Guasti gives a lecture at Oxford

01.05.2023
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Moderate political parties and public opinion contribute to resilience of democracy

14.02.2023
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Causes of radicalisation in Czech society lie in past

24.01.2023
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SYRI conducts first major studies

06.01.2023
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SYRI helps to strengthen position of Czech social sciences in global context

12.10.2022
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Analysis: In Europe, only eroding democracies used Russian vaccine

12.10.2022
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Economic crisis will further polarise political scene

05.09.2022
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Unique social science institute created in Czech Republic for research of risk situations

04.08.2022

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Mgr. Jaroslav Bílek Ph.D.

Position: Junior researcher
jaroslav.bilek@fsv.cuni.cz

Tomáš Cirhan Ph.D.

Position: Junior researcher
+420 720 415 533 tomas.cirhan@fsv.cuni.cz 

Ing. Mgr. Olga Gheorghiev Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
+420 210 310 351 olga.gheorghiev@soc.cas.cz

PhDr. Petra Guasti M.A., Ph.D.

Position: Head of research group
+420 210 310 204 petra.guasti@soc.cas.cz  

Doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
+420 549 494 609 havlik@fss.muni.cz

Mgr. Lenka Hrbková Ph.D.

Mgr. Jan Charvát M.A., Ph.D.

Position: Junior researcher
jan.charvat@fsv.cuni.cz  

Dr. Johana Chylíková

Mgr. David Jágr Ph.D.

Position: Junior researcher
david.jagr@fsv.cuni.cz  

PhDr. Martina Klicperová CSc. DSc.

Mgr. Alena Kluknavská Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
alena.kluknavska@fss.muni.cz

PhDr. Zdenka Mansfeldová CSc.

Doc. Michel Perottino Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
+420 296 824 653 perottino@fsv.cuni.cz 

PhDr. Daniela Prokschová Ph.D.

Mgr. Jakub Stauber Ph.D.

Doc. PhDr. Vít Střítecký M.Phil., Ph.D.

Mgr. Petr Špelda Ph.D.

Position: Junior researcher
petr.spelda@fsv.cuni.cz 

Dr. Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska

Mgr. Petr Voda Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
+420 549 495 431 pvoda@fss.muni.cz