Potůček

Prof. Martin Potůček, PhD.



www.martinpotucek.cz


Head, Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES), Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


Born in Prague on September 2nd, 1948, is a university professor, public policy analyst, forecaster and journalist.



In the past, he studied the teleonomic qualities of differentiated social actors, processes of cultivating and utilising human potential, and factors influencing health and health policy. At present, his research concentrates on the processes of public policy formulation and implementation in the Czech Republic (and particularly the regulatory functions of the market, the government, and the civic sector), on the problems of public administration reform, on European integration processes, and on the development of visions and strategies for the Czech state. By the end of 2010, his publication record in the Czech Republic and abroad included the following: As an author/co-author and editor/co-editor, he published 60 scientific books and three textbooks, over 70 articles in scientific journals, and almost 100 research papers and policy project reports.


He studied philosophy, mathematics, political science, and sociology at the Masaryk University in Brno. There he received what is now considered a minor doctorate (PhDr.) in 1976. He worked as a researcher at the Department of Complex Modelling, Sportpropag, and later in the Institute of Social Medicine and Organisation of Health Services in Prague, until 1989. He received his Ph.D. degree in Management Theory in 1989 from the University of Economics, Prague. Then he studied European social policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (receiving a M.Sc. in European Social Policy, 1991) and took part in several professional fellowship and exchange programs, including Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships in the U.S. (1992), at the Oxford University (1993–1994), at the University of Konstanz (1997–2000), at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna (1998) and at the CEU in Budapest (1998–2000).


In 1990 he joined the newly established Faculty of Social Sciences at the Charles University in Prague. He habilitated there in 1992 as Associate Professor of Sociology. In 1999, he became Full Professor of Public and Social Policy at the new study program he had co-founded. He served as the Director of the Institute of Sociological Studies at the same Faculty (1994–2003). He established and runs the Center for Social and Economic Strategies there (2000–present).


He served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2002–2004) and to Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs (1998–2006).


He served as the First Vice-Chairman of the Research and Development Council of the Government of the Czech Republic (1999–2004). From 2004 to 2005 and again since 2008, he was a member of Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities, Research and Development Council of the Czech Government. He is a member of several scientific and editorial boards. He was elected Chairman of the Masaryk Czech Sociological Association in 1995 (Vice-Chairman, 1994 and 1996) and member of the Steering Committee of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) in 1997. In 2000-2002, he acted as the elected President of this international nonprofit association. He acted as Permanent Guest Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany (2002–2008). He has been awarded the Sri Chinmoy International Honour "Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart" (2003) and the NISPAcee Alena Brunovska Award (2004) for teaching excellence in public administration.



Bibliography

Full bibliography, 1968–2010

www.martinpotucek.cz



Books, book chapters

  • Potůček, M.: Nejen trh. Role trhu, státu a občanského sektoru v proměnách české společnosti [Not Only the Market: The Role of Market, Government and Civic Sector in Changes in Czech Society]. Praha, Sociologické nakladatelství 1997. 188 p. ISBN 80-85850-26-5

  • Potůček, M.: Analýza vývoje, neuralgických bodů a rozvojových příležitostí české sociální politiky po roce 1989 [Analysis of the development, neuralgic points and development opportunities of Czech social policy after 1989]. A study. Praha, Nadání Josefa Hlávky 1998, 226 p.

  • Potůček, M.: Křižovatky české sociální reformy [The Czech Social Reform at a Crossroads]. Praha, Sociologické nakladatelství 1999. 320 p. ISBN 80-85850-70-2

  • Potůček, M.: Not Only the Market. Budapest, CEU Press 1999. 146 p. ISBN 963-9116-51-3

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Vize rozvoje České republiky do roku 2015 [Visions for the development of the Czech Republic until 2015]. Praha, Gutenberg 2001. 245 p. ISBN 8086349-02-0

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Průvodce krajinou priorit pro Českou republiku [Guide through the Landscape of Priorities for the Czech Republic 2015]. Praha, Gutenberg 2002.

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Putování českou budoucností [Travelling through the Czech Future]. Praha, Gutenberg 2003.

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Zpráva o lidském rozvoji. Česká republika 2003. Praha, MJF 2003. (In English: Human Development Report. Where do we come from, what are we, and where we are going? Prague, MJF 2003.)

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Millennium Development Goals. Reducing Poverty and Social Exclusion. Czech Republic. Bratislava, UNDP and CESES 2004. (In Czech: Rozvojové cíle tisíciletí. Cesta ke snižování chudoby a sociálního vyloučení. Bratislava, UNDP and CESES 2004.)

  • Potůček, M. et al.: Strategické vládnutí a Česká republika [Strategic governance and the Czech Republic]. Praha, Grada 2007.

  • Potůček, M. et al. Strategic governance and the Czech Republic. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 196 p. ISBN 978-80-246-1681-0.

  • Ochrana, F. - Drhová, Z. - Frič, P. – Nekola, M. - Novotný, V. - Potůček, M. - Rašek, A. – Simonová, J. - Veselý, A. Strategické řízení ve veřejné správě a přístupy k tvorbě politiky [Strategic management in public administration and approaches to policy making]. 1st ed. Praha: Matfyzpress, 2010. 193 p. ISBN 978-80-7378-130-9

  • Potůček, M. Sociálně politický rozměr společenských změn. 1989-2009. Programy a skutečnost [A social policy dimension of social changes, 1989-2009: Programs and reality]. In: Prudký, L. (ed.) Tehdy a teď/Then and now. Česká společnost po 20 letech/Czech society after 20 years. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2010, p. 55-63. ISBN 978-80-7380-279-0.

  • Potůček, M. Stát na houpačce. Společnost se štěpí [State on a see-saw: Society disintegrating]. In: Riziková budoucnost: devět scénářů vývoje české společnosti [Risk future: Nine scenarios of the development of Czech society]. Frič, P., Veselý, A. (eds.) Praha: Matfyzpress, 2010, p. 29-33; p. 52-55. ISBN 978-80-7378-110-1.




Scholarly articles

See Full bibliography, 1968–2010

www.martinpotucek.cz



Textbooks

  • Potůček, M.: Sociální politika [Social Policy]. Praha, Sociologické nakladatelství 1995. 142 p.

  • Potůček, M.: Trh, demokracie a sociální politika, Demokracie a ústavnost [Market, Democracy and Social Policy]. Editor Kunc, J., Praha, Karolinum 1996, p. 207-219. (2nd ed., Praha, Karolinum 1999, p. 245-258.)

  • Potůček, M. - LeLoup, L. - Jenei G. - Váradi L.: Public Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: Theories, Methods, Practices. Bratislava. NISPAcee 2003.

  • Potůček, M. et al..: Veřejná politika [Public Policy], Praha, Sociologické nakladatelství 2005. 396 p. 2nd edition, 2010.



Edited books

  • Potůček, M. - Radičová, I. (eds.): Sociální politika v Čechách a na Slovensku po roce 1989 [Social Policy in the Czech and Slovak Republics after 1989]. Praha, Karolinum 1998. ISBN 80-7184-622-8.

  • Potůček, M. (ed.): Česká společnost na konci tisíciletí I, II [Czech society at the end of the millennium I, II]. Proceedings of an international conference commemorating the 650th anniversary of the establishment of Charles University. Praha, Karolinum 1999. ISBN 80-7184-825-5

  • Potůček, M. (ed.) The Capacity to Govern in Central and Eastern Europe. Bratislava, NISPAcee 2004, ISBN 80-89013-17-1.

  • Potůček, M. (ed.): Manuál prognostických metod [Manual of Forecasting Methods]. Praha, Sociologické nakladatelství 2005.

  • Potůček, M. - Scheffler, R. (eds.) Mental health care reform in the Czech and Slovak Republics, 1989 to the present. 1st ed. Prague: Karolinum, 2008. 258 p. ISBN 978-80-246-1466-3.

  • Potůček, M. - Musil, J. - Mašková, M. (eds.) Strategické volby pro Českou republiku: teoretická východiska [Strategic choices for the Czech Republic: Theoretical framework]. 1st ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2008. 375 p. ISBN 978-80-86429-86-1.

  • Potůček, M.(ed.) Capacities of governance in the Czech Republic. 1st ed. Praha: Matfyzpress, 2008. 198 p. ISBN 978-80-7378-038-8.

  • Potůček, M. - Mašková, M. (eds.) Česká republika - trendy, ohrožení, příležitosti [Czech Republic – Trends, Threats, Opportunities]. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 364 p. ISBN 978-80-246-1655-1.

  • Veselý, A. - Frič, P. - Balabán, M. - Benáček, V. - Nekola, M. - Nekolová, M. - Ochrana, F. - Rašek, A. - Potůček, M. - Kloudová, J. Riziková budoucnost: devět scénářů vývoje české společnosti [Risk future: Nine scenarios of the development of Czech society]. 1st ed. Praha: Matfyzpress, 2010. 93 p. ISBN 978-80-7378-110-1.









































Potůček

Prof. Martin Potůček, PhD.



www.martinpotucek.cz


Head, Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES), Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


Born in Prague on September 2nd, 1948, is a university professor, public policy analyst, forecaster and journalist.



In the past, he studied the teleonomic qualities of differentiated social actors, processes of cultivating and utilising human potential, and factors influencing health and health policy. At present, his research concentrates on the processes of public policy formulation and implementation in the Czech Republic (and particularly the regulatory functions of the market, the government, and the civic sector), on the problems of public administration reform, on European integration processes, and on the development of visions and strategies for the Czech state. By the end of 2010, his publication record in the Czech Republic and abroad included the following: As an author/co-author and editor/co-editor, he published 60 scientific books and three textbooks, over 70 articles in scientific journals, and almost 100 research papers and policy project reports.


He studied philosophy, mathematics, political science, and sociology at the Masaryk University in Brno. There he received what is now considered a minor doctorate (PhDr.) in 1976. He worked as a researcher at the Department of Complex Modelling, Sportpropag, and later in the Institute of Social Medicine and Organisation of Health Services in Prague, until 1989. He received his Ph.D. degree in Management Theory in 1989 from the University of Economics, Prague. Then he studied European social policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (receiving a M.Sc. in European Social Policy, 1991) and took part in several professional fellowship and exchange programs, including Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships in the U.S. (1992), at the Oxford University (1993–1994), at the University of Konstanz (1997–2000), at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna (1998) and at the CEU in Budapest (1998–2000).


In 1990 he joined the newly established Faculty of Social Sciences at the Charles University in Prague. He habilitated there in 1992 as Associate Professor of Sociology. In 1999, he became Full Professor of Public and Social Policy at the new study program he had co-founded. He served as the Director of the Institute of Sociological Studies at the same Faculty (1994–2003). He established and runs the Center for Social and Economic Strategies there (2000–present).


He served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2002–2004) and to Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs (1998–2006).


He served as the First Vice-Chairman of the Research and Development Council of the Government of the Czech Republic (1999–2004). From 2004 to 2005 and again since 2008, he was a member of Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities, Research and Development Council of the Czech Government. He is a member of several scientific and editorial boards. He was elected Chairman of the Masaryk Czech Sociological Association in 1995 (Vice-Chairman, 1994 and 1996) and member of the Steering Committee of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) in 1997. In 2000-2002, he acted as the elected President of this international nonprofit association. He acted as Permanent Guest Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany (2002–2008). He has been awarded the Sri Chinmoy International Honour "Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart" (2003) and the NISPAcee Alena Brunovska Award (2004) for teaching excellence in public administration.



Bibliography

Full bibliography, 1968–2010

www.martinpotucek.cz



Books, book chapters




Scholarly articles

See Full bibliography, 1968–2010

www.martinpotucek.cz



Textbooks



Edited books