Selection from the forthcoming books

selected by the editors

What can we learn from tumors?

What can we learn from tumors?

Jana Šmardová

Multicellular organism is formed by society of various cells developing and acting in correct place and time for maximal benefit of the whole system they belong to. Tumors develop from cells violating the basic rules of coexistence and collaboration. Eleven hallmarks distinguishing tumors from healthy tissues confirm importance of adherence to such rules. Do these hallmarks and rules reflect general principles of correct functioning of complex living systems? Can they serve as inspiration for human society?

To be published in June.

Vše pro výchovu. Lekce z pedagogiky.

Vše pro výchovu. Lekce z pedagogiky.

Tomáš Janík

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To be published in May.

 

Divide and Rule. Distribution of Grants in Slovakia and its Impact on Municipal Elections

Divide and Rule. Distribution of Grants in Slovakia and its Impact on Municipal Elections

Peter Spáč

This publication represents the most extensive analysis of the distribution of public funds in Slovakia and the impact of this procedure on the electoral competition. It covers the distribution of grants to municipalities from three national programs between 2003 and 2018, a period during which five different cabinets ruled the country. The book shows that the allocation of resources in Slovakia serves political parties as a tool for rewarding their own members and punishing their rivals. In addition, specific grant allocation strategies distort local government elections, as part of mayors are given unjustified benefits on their path to reelection. The book thus proves that there are only few more faithful allies in the world than politics and money.

To be published  in May.

The Adventure of Historical Interpretation

The Adventure of Historical Interpretation

Jiří Hanuš, Jiří Suk (eds.)

This collection of nineteen essays written by prominent historians demonstrates the diversity of academic approaches. Their work with historical sources, the foundation stone of research, is combined with ethical and aesthetic decision-making, which forms an indisputable part of their work. This is often surprising - both for the readers and themselves. It represents a great intellectual adventure. They cannot invent sources or set arbitrary rules, plots, and twists and turns, as a novelist might. However, they can write a scientific work which is the result of a creative approach.

Ukázka z knihy

To be published in September.

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