Michal Kubát | BECES
Prague Area Studies | Faculty | University

Doc. PhDr. Michal Kubát, Ph.D.

 

Assoc. Prof. Michal Kubát deals with comparative politics (especially democratic and non-democratic political regimes and political opposition) and the political systems of Central and Eastern Europe, especially Poland.


Education

Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Political science, habilitation (Assoc. prof.), 2009

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Area studies, dissertation (Ph.D.), 2005

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Area studies, “rigorous exam” (“small dissertation”, PhDr.), 2000

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Political science, Master’s degree, 1997–1999

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Political science, Bachelor’s degree, 1994–1997

Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Institute of Political Science, Political science, Master’s degree, 1993–1994


Research grants

Czech Science Foundation, Does Direct Election Matter? Analysing the Effect of Direct Election of President on the Working of the Political Regime in the Czech Republic (15–01907S), co-reseacher, 2015–2017

Charles University Research Development Schemes, Sciences of Society, Politics, and Media under the Challenge of the Times (P17), program coordinator, 2012–2016

Charles University, Specific Academic Research Projects Competition, Populism in the Time of Crisis (260114/2014), main researcher, 2014

OPPA CZ.2.17/3.1.00/34138, Innovation of Doctoral Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, main program coordinator, 2012–2013


Research fellowships

Institute of Political Science, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 1994–2017 (regular study stays)

Institute of Political Science, University of Wrocław, 2015


Recent conferences

"Mode of Election or Powers? Presidents and Regime Types in Central Europe" (panel chair), 11th ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo, Oslo, September 2017

"What Regime? Differences in Classifying Central European Democratic Regimes in Contemporary Political Science", 10th ECPR General Conference, Charles University, September 2016

"Patterns of Presidential and Party Leadership in the Czech Republic", 21th Central European Political Science Association Conference Challenges for Political Leaders in Central and Eastern Europe, University of Ljubljana, June 2016

"Polish Populism in a Time of Prosperity", Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape, Charles University, May 2016

"Komunistyczna Partia Czech i Moraw – bezprecedensowy sukces nostalgicznej antysystemowej opozycji politycznej w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej", III Ogólnopolski kongres politologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, September 2015


Memberships

Scientific Board at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (member)

Scientific Board at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (member)

Subject Board of Doctoral Studies Area Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (chairman and the program guarantor)

Subject Board of Doctoral Studies Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (member)

Standing Group on Presidential Politics (European Consortium for Political Research) (member)

Polish Association of Political Science (member)

Central European Political Science Association (member, Executive Committee member in 2012–2015)

Czech Political Science Association (member, Executive Committee member from 2003, vice-chairman in 2012–2015)


Selected publications

Kubát Michal, Mejstřík Martin (eds.). Giovanni Sartori: Political Scientist. Colchester: ECPR Press, 2018 (in print).

Brunclík, Miloš, Kubát, Michal: Parliamentarism or Semi-Presidentialism? Presidents in Central Europe. Routledge: London and New York, 2018 (in print).

Kubátová Hana, Kubát Michal, Were The „Bystanders“ In Topoľčany? On Concept Formation And Ladder Of Abstraction. Contemporary European History 2018, (in print).

Brunclík, Miloš, Kubát, Michal, Kdo vládne Česku? Poloprezidentský režim, přímá volba a pravidla hry. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2017, ISBN 978-80-7485-122-3.

Brunclík Miloš, Kubát Michal, Contradictory Approaches: Discussing Semi-Presidentialism in Central Europe. Analele Universitati Bucuresti. Seria Ştiinte Politice 18(2), 2016: 67–79.

Brunclík Miloš, Kubát Michal, The Czech Parliamentary Regime After 1989: Origins, Developments and Challenges. Acta Politologica (Special Issue Czech Democracy 1989–2016. Its Development and Challenges), 8(2), 2016: 5–29.

Kubát Michal, Komunistyczna Partia Czech i Moraw – Skuteczne połączenie protestu socjalnego i nacjonalistycznego. Polityka i Społeczeństwo 14(1), 2016: 79–90.

Balík Stanislav, Kubát Michal: Undemokratische Regime. Theoretische Verortung und Fallbeispiele. Verlag Barbara Budrich: Opladen – Berlin – Toronto, 2015, ISBN 978-3-8474-0728-7.