Jan Kovář

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague


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Employment

January 2016 - present: Research Fellow, IIR.
October 2014 - December 2015: Associate Research Fellow, IIR
May 2013 - present: Chief Analyst and Head of the Analytical Team, European Values Think Tank
February 2010 - present: Lecturer, Metropolitan University Prague
2009 - 2010: Intern, EurActiv.cz

 Teaching Experience

2016 - present: Undergraduate Level: Institutions and Decision-making in the EU, Metropolitan University Prague
2016 - present: Undergraduate Level: The Czech Republic and the EU, Metropolitan University Prague
2016 - present: Graduate Level: Comparison of Economic Systems in the EU, Metropolitan University Prague
2016 - present: Undergraduate Level: Development of European Integration and Cooperation, Metropolitan University Prague
2012 - present: Graduate Level: EU-The Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice, Metropolitan University Prague
2012 - present: Undergraduate Level: EU Internal Security Policy, Metropolitan University Prague
2013 - present: Graduate Level: Political Science Methodology (lectures/seminars on content analysis), University of Economics, Prague
2010 - 2013: Undergraduate Level: Introduction to Study (in Czech), Development of European Integration and Cooperation; Institutions and Decision-making in the EU; Graduate Level:  Democratic Politics in the EU; Europeanisation: The Politics of Domestic Change a International Organizations, Metropolitan University Prague

 Education

2009 - 2014: Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague, (dissertation: An Integrated Second-order Election Model in the Central and Eastern European Countries: The Case of EP Elections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
2012: Erasmus Staff Mobility, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, European Studies  
2007 - 2009: graduate programme: International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague (thesis: ‘The European Parliament: Growing Power, Decreasing Legitimacy?’)    
2006 - 2007: Erasmus Exchange Programme, Universiteit Twente, European Studies        
2004 - 2007: undergraduate programme, International Relations and European Studies (in Czech), College of Public Administration and International Relations

 Foreign Study/Research Fellowships, Internships

2012: Erasmus Staff Mobility, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, European Studies
2006 - 2007: Erasmus Exchange Programme, Universiteit Twente, European Studies

 Languages

Czech - native
English - fluent
French - working knowledge

 Areas of Interest

  • European integration
  • EU’s institutional framework and its reform
  • Elections to the European Parliament
  • Political parties stances towards the EU
  • Media and political communication in the EU
  • The Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice
  • EU’s internal security

 Memberships

  • Czech Political Science Association (since 2012)
  • Euroacademia (since 2011)
  • International Political Studies Association (2010-2013)

 Other Professional Activities

  • Journal Referee (Central European Political Studies review; Politics in Central Europe; Journal of Contemporary European Research)
  • Supervision and readership of student’s theses

 Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Scholarly Journals

  • Kovář, J. (2019): A Security Threat or an Economic Consequence? An Analysis of the News Framing of the European Union's Refugee Crisis. International Communication Gazette, p. 1-24.
  • Kovář, J. (2018): Czech party positions on the EU’s finality: a conceptual metaphor approach. Journal of International Relations and Development, First Online: 24 July 2018.
  • Kovář, J. (2015): Europeanisation of Czech’ Parties Election Manifestos: Reviewing the 2013 Chamber of Deputies Elections. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 9(2), pp. 78-106.
  • Kovář, J. (2015): Europeanisation of EP Election Manifestos: An Application of a New Approach on the Case of Slovak Political Parties. Czech Journal of Political Science, 22(2), pp. 105-126.
  • Kovář, J. (2014): Europeanisation of Slovak Parties’ Programmatic Documents for EP Elections: A Drop in the Bucket, or a Light at the End of the Tunnel? Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 14(1), pp. 24-52.
  • Kovář, J. (2014): Europeizace volebních programů pro volby do EP. Political Sciences, 17(3), pp. 32-67.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2014): Representation of Women in Second-Order Elections: The Czech Republic and Slovakia Compared. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 15(1), pp. 1-18.
  • Kovář, J. (2013): The Supply Side of Second-Order Elections in the Czech Republic: A Light at the End of the Tunnel? Romanian Journal of European Affairs, 13(1), pp. 57-82.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2013): Candidate Quality across Different Orders of Elections: The Cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. East European Politics, 29(2), pp. 152-174.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2013): Towards the European(-Ised) Public Sphere: The Case of EP Elections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 9(5), pp. 696-722.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2012): National or European? EP Elections Campaign Themes in the News Media. European Electoral Studies, 7(1), pp. 30-41.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2012): Women’s Representation in European Parliamentary Elections: A Second-Order Approach? Politics in Central Europe, 8(1), pp. 5-34.
  • Kovář, J. (2010): Second-Rate Coverage of Second-Order Elections: Czech and Slovak Elections to the EP in the Media. Central European Political Studies Review, 12(4), pp. 225-254.

Books and Book Chapters

Book Reviews and Review Essays

  • Kovář, J. (2011): European Parliament Elections after Eastern Enlargement. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 12(1), pp. 115 - 117.
  • Kovář, J. (2011): Vojtěch Belling: Legitimita moci v postmoderní době: Proč potřebuje Evropská unie členské státy? Mezinárodní vztahy, 46(2), pp. 110-114.

Other Professional Publications

  • Eberle, Jakub – Kovář, Jan (2018): Macron, Merkel a české zájmy při reformě EU. Policy paper ÚMV, 6/2018.
  • Beneš, Vít – Eberle, Jakub – Kovář, Jan (2016): Migrační krize a její možné implikace na vnitřní chod EU. Policy paper ÚMV, 11/2016.
  • Kovář, J. & Hokovský, R. (2016). Sustainable European Integration: EU for the 21st Century. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. (2016). Návrh reformy dublinského systému: co vše se změní?. Mezinárodní politika.
  • Kovář, J. (2016). Dopady referenda o brexitu: integrace prohrála už teď. Mezinárodní politika.
  • Roháček, M., Bergmann, D. & Kovář, J. (2015): Docházka poslanců EP na schůze výborů. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J., Smolková, V., Nováková, T., Blažková, K., Hendrych, L. & Gillern, J. (2015): První rok práce poslanců Evropského parlamentu. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. & Hendrych, L. (2015): Jak české politické strany pracují s unijními tématy. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J., Hájková, A. & Mudroňka, F. (2015): Role národních parlamentů v evropském integračním procesu. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Blažková, K., Gillern, J. & Kovář, J. (2015): Analýza docházky poslanců na výbor pro evropské záležitosti v letech 2006-2014. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. & Roháček, M. (2015): Jak se uchytili čeští europoslanci v novém Evropském parlamentu. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Janda, J. & Kovář, J. (2015): Proč vrcholný český politik musí umět anglicky. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. (2014): An Integrated Second-Order Election Model in the Central and Eastern European Countries: The Case of EP Elections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. PhD Dissertation, Institute of International Relations & Metropolitan University Prague.
  • Kovář, J. (2014): Jak se vybírá šéf diplomacie v EU? (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. & Břízová, P. (2014): Přehled vybraných aspektů pracovní aktivity poslanců Evropského parlamentu za Českou republiku v uplynulém období (2009 – 2013), (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. (2013): Jak pracovali čeští europoslanci v uplynulém období?, (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J., Tichý, L. & Kovář, K. (2013): Strategy of the Czech Republic Activity in the Eu: Not a Single Step Forward. (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J., Tichý, L. & Kovář, K. (2013): Strategie působení ČR v EU: Kupředu ni krok, (Praha, Evropské hodnoty, o.s.).
  • Kovář, J. (2013): Voting Behaviour in EP Elections in the Post-Communist Countries: Second-Order or Not?, (Saarbrücken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing).

 Columns and Selected Media Appearances

2019

2018

2017

2016

Older

  • Ochrana vnějších hranic EU. Infoexpress, Rádio Expres, 16. 12. 2015.
  • Dánské referendum. ČRo Plus, 3. 12. 2015.
  • Výsledky summitu EU – Afrika. Studio ČT24, 12. 11. 2015.
  • Infoexpres. Rádio Expres, 4. 11. 2015.
  • Vaše letné rádio: Infoexpres, Rádio Expres, 28. 8. 2015.
  • Portugal, Ireland beat Germany on EP top jobs. EU Observer, 26. 8. 2015.
  • Zprávy FTV Prima. Prima, 25. 8. 2015.
  • Pomazánkové máslo není možné nazývat máslem. Radiožurnál, 12. 5. 2015.
  • Česko prohrálo u evropského soudu další spor o název pomazánkové máslo. zpravy.rozhlas.cz, 12. 5. 2015.
  • V souvislostech. NOE TV, 8. 5. 2015.
  • ČRo Plus, Ranní plus, 7. 5. 2015.
  • Den podle…, ČRo Plus, 25. 3. 2015.
  • Kovář, J, Gillern, J., Blažková, K. Chodí poslanci na eurovýbor? Dotyk, 31. 7. 2015.
  • Žezla Evropské rady se ujal Donald Tusk. Bude hledat kompromisy? Hospodářské noviny, 1. 12. 2014.
  • Chce kvóty i úřad proti podvodům. Nová Komise vládne Evropě". Aktuálně.cz, 1. 11. 2014.
  • Šamanka komisařkou? Slováci na tom vydělají. Deník, 16. 10. 2014.
  • Den podle…Jaké bude konečné složení Evropské komise?. Český rozhlas Plus, 6. 10. 2014.
  • Střet zájmů? Ani se mu nesnažila vyhnout. Deník, 2. 10. 2014.
  • Jmenování nové Evropské komise". Zprávy FTV Prima, 1. 10. 2014.
  • Jak je to doopravdy se strháváním vlajek EU. http://blog.ihned.cz, Hospodářské noviny, 13.1.2014.
  • Hokovský, R. & Kovář, J. Práci europoslanců je potřeba hodnotit. http://blog.ihned.cz. Hospodářské noviny, 14. 10. 2013.

 Conference Papers and Selected Lectures

  • Antall József Summer School, Lecture on Possibilities, Challenges, and Perspectives on Representation of Women in Societies of Central and Eastern Europe, Budapešť, 9. 7. 2019.
  • A Debate on Future Scenarios and Ways Forward, Prague European Summit, Brno, Industra, 27. 5. 2019.
  • Politicization and Framing of the Refugee and Migration Crisis? A Content Analysis of Parliamentary Debates in the Visegrad, Countries conference presentation European Union Studies Association, Denver, 10. 5. 2019.
  • Who Governs in the Council? Determinants of Ministerial Participation at Council Meetings, Conference presentation European Union Studies Association, Denver, 11. 5. 2019.
  • Drama Brexitu vrcholí, Institut pro politiku a společnost. Praha, 19. 3. 2019.
  • Migration and the European Union (guest lecture). Council on International Educational Exchange, Vyšehrad, 23. 4. 2018.
  • Discussion after film „Nic se neodpouští“. Jeden svět na školách film festival. Mnichovo hradiště, 12. 4. 2018.
  • Discussion after film „Nic se neodpouští“. Jeden svět na školách film festival. Mladá Boleslav, 11. 4. 2018.
  • A co vláda? / (S)tisk doby, DOX, 29. 11. 2017.
  • II. přípravné setkání XXIII. ročníku Pražského studentského summitu, AMO, 25. 11. 2017.
  • Západní Balkán na rozcestí mezi Západem a Východem: česká a evropská perspektiva. Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky, 11. 10. 2017.
  • How Liberals Perceive the Challenge of Migration. The Institute for Politics and Society and the Republikon Institute, 9. 5. 2017.
  • Media Portrayal of Immigration in the Central and Eastern Europe. European Union Studies Conference, Miami, 4-7.5. 2017.
    Chair: What is wrong with the Singke European Market and how to move forward: Towards a service and ditigal market?
    PES: Prague European Summit Study, 14. 6. 2017.
  • Debata k filmu „The Empty Room“, Jeden svět na školách, Mladá Boleslav, 12. 4. 2017.
  • Debata k filmu „The Empty Room“, Jeden svět na školách, Mladá Boleslav, 6. 4. 2017.
  • Metaphors and political discourse (MetaPol 2016). University of Liège, Belgium, 1. -2. 12. 2016.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Submission of the EU Membership Application: The Main Challenges Ahead. Institute of International Relations Prague, 27. 9. 2016.
  • LIFE AFTER BREXIT: A NEW FORWARD FOR THE EU. Institute for Politics and Society within Forum 2000. Schebek Palace, 17. 10. 2016.
  • Brexit a co dál? Bude i Czexit? Městská knihovna v Praze, 23. 9. 2016.
  • Closed lecture and consultation. Professional Programme for Moldovan Project Participants: Reinforcing Capacities in Trade Liberalization and Access to the EU Market, Programme Aid for Trade - Republic of Moldova - Genesis of the Relations between the Czech Republic and the EU, 17. -. 24. 9. 2016 (20. 9. 2016).
  • Roundtable: Brexit – velké rozhodnutí Velké Británie. Institut pro politiku a společnost, 28. 6. 2016.
  • City Talk: The Future of Europe: Fragmentation? (moderátor). Prague European Summit, 7. 6. 2016.
  • Debate at filmscreening „My Jihad“, Jeden svět na školách, Mladá Boleslav,  4. 4. 2016, 12. 4. 2016, 14. 4. 2016.
  • Národní konvent o EU: Společná zahraniční a bezpečnostní politika - Globální strategie EU, 5. 2. 2016.
  • Kovář, J. (2014). Ten Years of Europeanisation of Slovak Political Parties’ Euromanifestos, Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of Central European Political Science Association, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-27 September 2014.
  • Kovář, J. (2014). Party Discourse About European Future: Political Parties, Election Manifestos and Metaphors, Paper presented at the 7th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, The Hague, the Netherlands, 5-7 June 2014.
  • Kovář, J. (2013). Metaphors in the Political Parties’ Discourse on the Institutional Order of the EU, Paper presented at the Second Euroacademia International Conference: Re-Inventing Eastern Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-16 November 2013.
  • Kovář, J., Gherghina, S. & Chiru, M. (2013). A Comparative Assessment of List Composition in Central and Eastern Europe, Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of Central European Political Science Association, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 24-26 October 2013.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2013). Towards the European(-Ised) Public Sphere: The Case of Czech and Slovak EP Elections, Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, France, 4-7 September 2013.
  • Kovář, J. (2012). Light at the End of the Tunnel?: The Supply Side of Second-Order Elections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Paper presented at the 4th ECPR Graduate Conference, Jacobs University, Bremen, 4-6 July 2012.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2012). Candidates in Second-Order Elections?: The Cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Paper presented at the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, In Defence of Politics, Europa Hotel Belfast, Belfast, 3-5 April 2012.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2012). Národní Či Evropská?: Témata Evropských Kampaní V Médiích, Paper presented at the V. Kongres českých politologů, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, 13-14 September 2012.
  • Kovář, J. & Kovář, K. (2012). Towards the European(-Ized) Public Sphere? The Case of Ep Elections, Paper presented at the IPSA Political Communication Sessions, Brno, Czech Republic, 8-9 November 2012.
  • Kovář, J. (2011). European Parliamentary Elections: Candidates as Possible Politicisers?, Paper presented at the Euroacademia International Conference: The European Union and Politicization of Europe, Vienna, Austria, 8-10 December 2011.
  • Kovář, J. (2011). Women’s Representation and Candidate Quality in European Parliamentary Elections: A Second-Order Approach, Paper presented at the 69th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 31 March-3 April 2011.

 Research Projects

  • 2016: ‘Migration Crisis and Its Possible Implications for the EU's internal functioning: Differentiation of the European Integration, Internal EU policies and Political Discussion’, MP 08, TAČR BETA, team member.
  • 2016: ‘EU Institutional Balance in Post-Lisbon and Post-crisis Period’, TAČR Beta - TB050MZV006, spoluřešitel.
  • 2016: ‘National convent: Czech input into the EU Global Strategy’, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
  • 2015: ‘National convent: The role of national parliaments in the integration process’, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
  • 2013 - 2014: ‘Czech Political Parties and Ten Years of Membership in the EU’, Internal Grant System, Metropolitan University Prague.
  • 2010 - 2012: ‘Disciplinary Developments in European Studies’, Internal Grant System, Metropolitan University Prague.

 





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