doc. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D.                      holzer.jpg


Member of the Council of the Institute for Comparative Political Research, docent (approx. Reader in the UK; Associate Professor in the US) at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, editor of the on-line journal Středoevropské politické studie (Central European Political Studies Review), vice-chairman of the Czech Society for Political Science and member of the Law and Political Science board of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.

Author of the books Politický systém Ruska. Hledání státu (The Political System of Russia: In Search of a State, 2001) and Politické strany Ruska. Hledání identity (Political Parties in Russia: The Search for Identity, Brno 2004), co-author of monographs, such as Postkomunistyczne rezimy niedemokratyczne [Post-Communist Non-Democratic Regimes], 2009, with S. Balík, also published in Czech, 2007, and Komunismus v České republice (Communism in the Czech Republic, 1999, with P. Fiala, M. Mareš, and P. Pšeja), editor and co-editor of edited books (for instance, Politické strany ve střední a východní Evropě [Political Parties in Central and Eastern Europe], 2002, with P. Fiala and M. Strmiska) and author of a number of essays and articles published both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

His research interests include theory of non-democratic and hybrid regimes, issues of transformation and consolidation of post-communist political regimes, especially that of Russia and the post-Soviet republics, political science as an academic discipline, and modern Czech politics.




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