E.MA Directors

Jan Holzer

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/EMA/Directors/uni_gomez.jpgName and Title: Professor Jan Holzer

Position: Professor

Postal Address : Faculty od Social Studies, Masaryk University
Jostova 10, Brno, 602 01, Czech Rep.

Phone: 00420 549494 090

Email : holzerfss@muni.cz


Political Scientist, researcher in International Political Science Institute. Vice-chairman of Czech Political Sciences Association. Chief of Editorial Board of on-line Journal Stredoevropské politické studie (Central European Political Studies; www.cepsr.com). Author and co-author of six books.

Research Expertise and Interests

Theory of Non-Democratic and Hybrid Regimes, Political Regimes of the East-European Countries and former Soviet Republics (especially Russia), Modern Czech Politics, Role of Political Science as Social Discipline in Central Europe.


Professor Holzer is teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the following areas: Theory of Non-Democratic Regimes; Theory of Democratization; Theory of Transitology and Consolidology; Modern Russian Politics; Political Systems/Regimes of East-European Countries and former Soviet Republics; Modern Czech Politics – Institutions, Actors and Strategies.

Key Publications

Testing Linz: Post-Ideological Authoritarianism as a Post-Communist Type of Non-Democracy?, The Journal of Democratic Theory, 2010, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-25. ISSN 1838-8795 (with S. Balik)

Opposition in Non-Democratic Regimes: Notes on Possibilities and Limits of Current Theory, World Political Science Review, The Berkeley Electronic Press, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, 2009, Article 5. ISSN 1935-6226 (with P. Hlavacek)

Link to a detailed CV