Energy Policy of the CR in the Decision Making Process of Political Parties: The Aggregation and Articulation of Interests from the Standpoints Cover Image

Energetická politika ČR v rozhodování politických stran: agregace a artikulace zájmů z hlediska jejich intenzity a konzistence
Energy Policy of the CR in the Decision Making Process of Political Parties: The Aggregation and Articulation of Interests from the Standpoints

Author(s): Tomáš Vlček, Filip Černoch, Veronika Zapletalová
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Czech Republic; Decision Making Process; Elections; Energy Policy; Energy Security; Interests; Political Parties

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses how the standpoints of political parties on energy related issues are formed. The effect of the process of forming these standpoints on energy policy in general in the Czech Republic, the divergence among ideologies (coming out not only from the election programs), and other factors, as well as the parties’ ideological continuity in time are particularly emphasized. The analysis comes to the conclusion that energy related issues are important for each political party but not crucial. In addition, it is concluded that parties are internally consistent, their standpoints are based on ideology, and they are all rather constructive in policy formulation. An interesting conclusion is also the fact that energy policy in the Czech Republic is generally highly personalized, thus strongly influenced by particular individuals.

  • Issue Year: XII/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 255-284
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Czech