Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The 70th General Conference of the European Consortium of Political research took part in Prague on 7-10 September 2016. The conference was attended by more than 2 000 participants including the representatives of our Department. Hubert Smekal and Katarína Šipulová analysed the (cross)referencing between Central European constitutional courts and the international human rights bodies in the period of democratic transition. Zuzana Ringlerová dealt with the relation of socialisation and diffuse support of the EU. Petr Ocelík chaired the panel on political networks research in the Czech Republic and contributed there with a paper on media coverage of the climate change. Vít Hloušek presented a paper on the concept of entrepreneurial parties and acted as a discussant of the panel examining relations between the heads of states and prime ministers.