Vít graduated in history and political science at the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University (1995 – 2000). He has worked at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at FSS MU since 2002. In 2015 he was appointed professor. He is a guarantor for European Governance Master’s study programme, which is taught at the Masaryk University together with Utrecht University, and holds a function of member of the Doctoral board. Since 2012 he has been a Director of International Institute of Political Science FSS MU.
Professionally and pedagogically he focuses on issues of contemporary history and comparative political science. He deals mainly with research of changing relations between domestic policy and political system of the European Union and examination of development of tools and forms of multilevel governance in the European Union, while he develops especially those qualitative methods, which combine social science and historical ways of asking questions and finding answers. In the fields of his research interests he willingly supervises Diploma and Dissertation theses.
Vít is an author of a number of articles in journals and anthologies, an editor of many publications; most recently Towards the Partnership: The Third Decade of Czech – German Relations (s B. Dančákem; muni press 2016); Presidents above parties? Presidents in Central and Eastern Europe, Their Formal Competencies and Informal Power (muni press 2013), an author or co-author of many monographs, for example Europeanised Defiance: Czech Euroscepticism since 2004 (with V. Havlík and P. Kaniok, Barbara Budrich Verlag 2017), Party Systems in East Central Europe (with L. Cabada and P. Jurek, Lexington Books 2014), or Origin, Ideology and Transformation of Political Parties: East-Central and Western Europe Compared (with L. Kopeček, Ashgate 2010).
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