Petra Měšťánková

Mgr. Petra Měšťánková, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Social Sciences. In M.I.E.L. programme she teaches courses focused on the European integration history and the politics of Central European countries.

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Education and professional experience

Petra graduated in Political science and European studies at the Philosophical Faculty of the Palacky University in Olomouc in 2004. In 2009 she successfully finished the Doctoral Programme and received the Ph.D. in Political Science at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University. Since 2007 she has been a lecturer (since 2009 a senior lecturer) at the Faculty of Law of the Palacky University. She teaches political science courses and European integration history.

Research fields and expertise

Her research has been focused on democratization, quality of democracy, non-democratic regimes and presidential systems. Her area interest is especially in Ibero-american and Central European countries. In recent years she underwent research visits in Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Málaga, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid), Universidad de Barcelona, London School of Economics, Universität Wien, Freie Universität Berlin. She participated in several research projects (2013-2014: „Varieties of Democracy“, country expert; 2008-2011: „Czech Republic in the European Union: Position and Assertion of National Interests“, team member; 2006-2008: „Non-democratic Regimes and their Transformation in Lusophonic and Hispanic Countries“, team member). She also participated in various development projects focused on the innovation of education.

Most relevant publications

Petra is an author and co-author of books, several articles and book chapters. The most relevant are:

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra, ŠŮSTKOVÁ, Markéta a kol. Prosazování národních zájmů členských zemí EU: Francie, Německo, Nizozemsko, Belgie, Lucembursko, Itálie. (Assertion of National Interests of EU member states: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy). Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2011. 518 s.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Přechod k demokracii v Mexiku (Transition to Democracy in Mexico). Olomouc: Iuridicum Olomoucense, 2009. 166 s.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra, ESPARZA, Daniel. La República Checa: diez años en la Unión Europea. Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado, 2014, č. 16, s. 29-56. (50% share)

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Disciplinovanost politických stran v Latinské Americe. Analýza Institucionální revoluční strany v Mexiku. (Political Parties Discipline in Latin America. The Analysis of Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico). In FIALA, Vlastimil, STRMISKA, Maxmilián, SPRINGEROVÁ, Pavlína a kol. Teoretické a metodologické problémy výzkumu politických stran Afriky, Asie, Latinské Ameriky a Oceánie. Ústí nad Orlicí: Oftis, 2011, s. 265-290.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Latinskoamerické prezidentské systémy: postavení prezidenta a demokratické vládnutí (Latin-American presidential systems: position of president and democratic governance). Politologická revue, 2009, roč. 15, č. 1, s. 30-62.

Contact

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Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
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