prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D.
Academic researcher at the International Institute of Political Science. Professor at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno. EMA Director for Czech Republic at the Global Campus of Human Rights Europe in Venice.
Author or co-author of 13 monographs, most recently Czech Security Dilemma. Russia as a Friend or Enemy? (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2019; with M. Mareš et al.), Militant Right-Wing Extremism in Putin´s Russia: Legacies, Forms and Threats (London: Routledge 2018; with M. Mareš and M. Laryš), and Czech Politics: From West to East and Back Again (Verlag Barbara Budrich 2017; with S. Balík et al.). Research interests: Theory of Non-Democratic and Hybrid Regimes, Theory of Democratization, Political Regimes in East European Countries and Former Soviet Republics (especially Russia), Modern Czech and Central European Politics.