born in 1957, is a professor of politics at the Prague university of economics. Her specialist field is comparative political sciences, the change and consolidation of democracy, corruption and clientelism. In 1994, she founded the Czech business journal Politologická revue and was its editor-in-chief for many years. She has been co-publisher of the journal World Political Science (IPSA/De Gruyter) since 2014. Dvořáková was president of the Czech Republic’s accreditation committee, president of the Czech Political Science Society (ČSPV) from 2003 to 2006 and vice-president of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). She has published many books and articles. Amongst others, she has been awarded the František Kriegel Prize by the Charter 77 foundation.
“Relations in Europe and in other integrative systems give rise to very different interests. Political scientists characterise them as relations of cooperation and conflict. Such an organisation nevertheless requires cooperation to function. However, this does not mean it cannot protect its own interests.” Vladimíra Dvořáková, October 2016