doc. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D.                    balik.jpeg


Stanislav Balík is Head of the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, as well as Executive Director of the Democracy and Culture Studies Centre ( In 2001, he graduated in History and Political Science at the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, and in 2004 earned his PhD in Political Science at the same institution. He submitted his habilitation thesis Česká komunální politika v obcích s rozšířenou působností. Koalice, voličské vzorce a politické strany na místní úrovni v letech 1994-2006 (Czech local politics in municipalities with extended competence. Coalitions, electoral patterns and political parties at the local level between 1994 and 2006) in 2008, thus becoming docent (approx. Reader in the UK; Associate Professor in the US). Author, co-author or editor of six monographs, a number of articles and edited volumes, his research topics include modern Czech politics, local politics and theories of non-democratic regimes.




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