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Shortfall of Strategic Governance and Strategic Management in the Czech Republic

REFERENCES Act no. 2/1969 Coll., on the establishment of ministries and other central government authorities of the Czech Republic, as amended. Aristovnik, A. & Seljak, J. (2009). Performance budgeting: selected international experiences and some lessons for Slovenia. MPRA Paper No. 15499, posted 4. June 2009 08:29 UTC. Retrieved from http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/15499/ Arnstein, S. (1969). A Ladder of Citizen Participation. Journal of the American Institute of Planners , 35 (4), 216-224. Bouckaert, G., Nemec, J., Nakrošis, V

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The Profile and Work of Officials in Central and Regional Administration Compared: The Case of the Czech Republic

Eastern Europe.” NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy 1(2), 49 - 71. Rasmussen, Ken, Jim Marshall, Adam Wellstead and Bryan Evans. (Unpublished). “Policy Work in Subnational Jurisdictions: Does Size Determine Role ?”. Rhodes, Roderick Arthur William. 1996. “Th e New Governance: Governing without Government.” Political Studies 44(4), 652 - 667. Scherpereel, John A. 2004. “Renewing the Socialist Past or Moving toward the European Administrative Space ? Inside Czech and Slovak Ministries.” Administration

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Mi-2 Helicopters Used Within the Structures of the Aviation Detachment of the Ministry of Interior

BIBLIOGRAPHY [1] 103 rd Regiment of the Vistula Military Units at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration , a folder, (in Polish: Folder - 103 Pułk Lotnictwa Nadwiślańskich Jednostek Wojskowych Mini-sterstwa Spraw Wewnętrznych), 1994, CIS, Warsaw. [2] Konieczka R., 2011, “Border Guard Aviation. Border Guard in years 1991-2011”. Post-seminar papers, vol. II, (in Polish: Lotnictwo Straży Granicznej. Straż Graniczna w dwudziestoleciu 1991-2011, Centralny Ośrodek Szkolenia Straży Granicznej), The National Centre For Border Guard Training

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Conceptual Specifications Regarding the Primacy of System Auditing Over Other Types of Auditing within the Ministry of Defense

. 1086/2013: General norms regarding the practice of auditing activity. *** The Order of the Ministry of the National Defense no. M 67/2014: Methodological norms regarding the practice of internal public auditing in the MoD. 64

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Polygraph Examinations in the Department of Special Psychology of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic – a Retrospective View

References [1] Regulation of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic No. 57/1998 on the activity of the Department of Special Psychology of the Personnel and Social Activities Section of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, published in the Journal of the Ministry of Interior, section 57 of 20 August 1998. [2] Order of Interior Secretary No. 172 on the development of personnel of designated units of the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Force published in the Journal of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, section

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The Place of Theological Education in the Preparation of Men and Women for the British Baptist Ministry then and Now

’s possession. Cross AR (2016) To Communicate Simply You Must Understand Profoundly: Preparation for Ministry among British Baptists. Didcot: The Baptist Historical Society. Cross AR (2017) Useful Learning: Neglected Means of Grace in the Reception of the Evangelical Revival among English Particular Baptists . Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications. Culross J (1897) The Three Rylands . London: Elliot Stock. Draft updated guidelines for ministers profiles 2_2016 (2016). Didcot: Baptist Union of Great Britain. Edward Terrell’s Charity (n.d.) In

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The Presence of the Ministry of National Defense in the Social Media Space. Analysis of the Official Communication Effort Between the Years 2012-2017

References [1] The Information and Public Relations Department was established on October 30, 1993 by merging the Information and Public Relations Section and the Press Section of the Ministry of National Defense. [2] The professionalization process involved also the normalization of the specialized actions, so on May 22, 1995, the first public relations regulation in a governmental structure in Romania, the Instructions on the organization of the information and public relations activity in the Army, followed by a massive

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Analysis of the Cost and Benefits of Occupational Safety Measures: Case of State Emergency Medical Service of the Ministry of Health

References Matisāne, L. “Darba aizsardzība vai veselais saprāts?” Finanses.lv, Nr.5 (18), 34-36. Kaļķis, V., Roja, Ž. & Kaļķis, H. (2015) Arodveselība un riski darbā, Medicīnas apgāds, Rīga, 54-74, 127-131. Ministry of Welfare. (2003). Labour Protection Law guidelines. Mar. 19, 2015, from http://osha.lv/lv/publications/docs/dal_vadlinijas.pdf Neatliekamās medicīniskās palīdzības dienesta vadības sistēma. (2011). Darba drošības un veselības aizsardzības sistēma. Retrieved Mar. 2, 2015, from http

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Effectiveness of the Information Leaflet Personal Measures During Pandemic Flu A(H1N1) Issued by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic During the 2009/2010 Flu Pandemic

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Effective public health risk communication plays an important role in various crisis situations such as natural disasters and catastrophes, accidents, terrorist attacks, epidemics or pandemics, and significantly helps to minimise their negative impacts on health of the public. In our work we focused on communication of the health sector authorities with the public during the A(H1N1) pandemic in 2009-2010. We retrospectively analysed the effectiveness of the information leaflet Personal measures during pandemic flu A(H1N1) issued by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic and discovered statistically significant differences in attitudes of various groups of respondents (differing in age and academic background) to design, comprehensibility, and contents of the leaflet, as well as shortcomings in its accessibility and distribution. For preparation of future information materials aimed at epidemics, pandemics and/or other possible crisis situations in Slovakia it is highly recommended to take into consideration specificities and needs of particular target groups of population, ensure effective distribution of information materials, and pay better attention to preparation of the information campaign as the whole.

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When Evidence is not Taken for Granted: The Use and Perception of “Evidence” in the Czech Republic Ministries

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The role of evidence in policy-making is one of the most researched topics in public policy and public administration. However, surprisingly little research has been done on how public officials actually use evidence in everyday life practice. Moreover, these studies have been limited to countries that have been influenced by the evidence-based policy movement (EBP). Little is known about how the evidence is conceptualized and utilized in other countries which have not been so strongly influenced by EBP movement. This paper addresses this gap. Using a large-N survey on the Czech ministerial officials and in-depth interviews with them, we explore what is understood under the term of “evidence”, what kind of evidence is used and preferred by public officials and why. In doing so, we use four theoretical perspectives on the use of evidence. We show that despite the long-established tradition of using research in policy-making the importance of research evidence in the Czech Republic is far from being taken for granted. On the contrary, the immediate and personal experience is often preferred over the research findings. The exception to that are census-like statistical data and comparative data published by international organizations. We find some support for the two-communities metaphor, though these communities are not defined by their socio-demographic characteristics, but rather by their internal discourse and understanding of evidence.

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