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PhD. Topics

Institute of History

The diplomatic activity of Socialist Czechoslovakia in the context of the Helsinki peace process and the articulation of human and civil rights. The question of human rights in Europe, East and West in the 1960s and 1970s
PhD. program
World History
Name of the supervisor
PhDr. Zuzana Poláčková, CSc.
Receiving school
Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava
The aim of this dissertation will be an analysis of the domestic political situation and the conditions in Socialist Czechoslovakia which emerged after the intervention of the Warsaw Pact in August 1968. Czechoslovakia became even more dependent on Moscow than before. A crucial question in this connection is what were the consequences of this reality for the formulation of foreign-policy priorities and the articulation of the interests of Czechoslovakia on the international political scene. An analysis will be made of various documents, the press, testimony of various individuals from the period, and literature relevant for the question. During the first semester it will be necessary to arrive at a further specification of the topic. During the first two semesters stress will be laid on the study of the theory of international relations and analytical models in the theory of foreign policy.