updated on 03/09/2022

Specialized Classes on Autocracy

  • Comparing typologies of non-democratic regimes: Pitfalls and Biases – Jeroen Van den Bosch (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
  • Co-optation of elites in hybrid regimes – Vincenc Kopeček (University of Ostrava)
  • Coups and civil-military relations in political regimes – Natasha Lindstaedt (University of Essex)
  • Foreign policy of dictatorships – Ana Bojinović Fenko (University of Ljubljana)
  • Legitimacy of undemocratic regimes – Michal Kubát (Charles University)
  • Media, autocracy and countering disinformation – Aleksandra Monkos (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
  • The role of civil society in dictatorships? – Daniela Irrera (University of Catania)
  • Leader or regime transition? Succession in dictatorships – Slavomír Horák (Charles University)
  • Pluralism and Order: a difficult relationship? – Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro (University of Coimbra)
  • Researching Media in Closed Regimes: The Case of Turkmenistan – Oguljamal Yazliyeva (Charles University) 

Additional Classes on Academic Skills

  • The Do’s and Don’ts when applying for funding in Academia – Jeroen Van den Bosch (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
  • Field research in non-democratic regimes – Vincenc Kopeček (University of Ostrava)
  • How to get published? An editor’s perspective – Natasha Lindstaedt (University of Essex) & Jeroen Van den Bosch (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Round Table Talks

Will the Ukrainian invasion bring down Putin’s regime? – Slavomír Horák, Vincenc Kopeček, Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro

Out of control? Media, propaganda and disinformation – Aleksandra Monkos & Oguljamal Yaziliyeva

Is the world getting more autocratic? -Natasha Lindstaedt & Ana Bojinović Fenko.

Guest lecturers

  • Ancient philosophy on tyranny and its application to modern dictatorships – Edmund Stewart (Univ. of Nottingham) & Mateusz Stróżyński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
  • Understanding of current populism in Europe – Martin Mejstřík (Charles University)

Student Presentations

Every selected student (senior BA or higher) is expected to present his/her research topic to a committee of experts (with matching expertise) in order to get constructive feedback.
Categories: Contestation, Social Movements, Media, Gender, EU politics, Cases in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA and Eurasia, Sociology, Theory. 

Cultural trips

– Lower Vitkovice Site
– Ostrava Mining site