Department of Public and Social Policy

Department of Public and Social Policy

Established in 1994, The Department of Public and Social Policy (PSP) offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in both Czech and English, with challenging academic structures. In addition, PSP cooperates with the Department of Sociology in the B.A. program Sociology and Social Policy, and the B.A. program Politics and Public Policy with the Department of Political Science of the Institute of Political Studies.

The core concepts covered in the PSP agenda are public policy, social policy, public economy and public finance, public administration and administrative law, methods of analysis and policy-making. The research focus of PSP faculty members are the design, formulation and implementation of public policies, and the relationship between politics and policy, public policy theory, and public sector decision making.

Head of Department and Deputy Director of the ISS

Mgr. Martin Nekola, PhD. 

Telephone   +420 251 080 451
Office 3007

Secretariat of the Department

PhDr. Věra Tomandlová 

Telephone +420 251 080 455
Office 3009
Office hours  

Po                      13-15

Ut     9-11:30   

St    10-11:30     13-15

Čt      9-11:30     

Members of the PSP Department


The members of the Department publish the theoretical and methodological texts in the field of public policy (např. Public policy: a comprehensive introduction 2017, Veřejná politika 2016, Policy analysis in the Czech Republic 2016, Občanský sektor v ohrožení? 2016, Současné metodologické otázky veřejné politiky 2011, Czech elites and general public : leadership, cohesion and democracy 2010, Analýza a tvorba veřejných politik : přístupy, metody a praxe 2007, Manuál prognostických metod 2006).