Jaroslav Petrik

jaroslav petrik

Room 103 Mackie Building K01
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Jaroslav Petrik joined CPACS as a Visiting Scholar in October 2007 to advance his PhD research on terrorism and foreign aid. He explores how the threat of terrorism from poor countries shapes the donor governments’ policies on their foreign aid budgets, and how these adjustments affect the impact of official development assistance (ODA) programs on communities back in the recipient countries. This research is based at Jaroslav’s home institution, which is the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Besides working on his own research, Jaroslav got involved in academic discussions with his new CPACS colleagues, contemplating over the politics of intervention, the concept of UNEPS and transitional justice.

He also organised a one-day CPACS conference “What Works and What Doesn’t: New Directions in Conflict Intervention”, which was held at the University of Sydney on 1 February 2008.


  • Strategies of official development aid
  • Transnational advocacy networks (small arms and light weapons, arms transfers, etc.)
  • Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • International security studies
  • Non-democratic regimes
  • Terrorism


PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. (under review, 2008). Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Does Aid Alleviate Violent Tensions? Global Change, Peace and Security. Routledge in association with the Centre for Dialogue and the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2007. EU Official Development Aid to Palestine and the Rise of Hamas. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 113-131. ISSN 1802-548x

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav – HYNEK, Nikola. 2007. Re-Thinking Approaches to Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Middle East Region. in MAALOUF, Béatrice (ed.): The Middle East and the European Union – Prospect for Peace in the Middle East. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2007; pp. 92-108. ISBN 978-80-7380-037-6.

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2006: Politika Evropské unie v oblasti regulace zbrojn'ho exportu [European Union Politics in Regulating Arms Exports]. In MAREŠ, Miroslav (ed.). Zbrojn' politika Evropské unie [European Union Arms Policy]. Brno: MPÚ; pp. 54-69. ISBN 80-210-4120-X

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav – ROJČÍK, Ondřej. 2006. Indie a Pákistán [India and Pakistan]. In ROJČÍK, Ondřej; VILÍMEK, Petr (eds.). Proliferace zbran' hromadného ničen': problematičt' aktéři [Proliferation of the Weapons of Mass Destruction: Problematic Actors]. Brno: MPÚ; pp. 42-63. ISBN 80-210-4119-6

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2005. Politické strany [Political Parties]. In BALÍK, Stanislav; DANČÁK, Břetislav; HLOUŠEK, V't (eds.). Politika v České republice [Politics in the Czech Republic]. Brno: IIPS, pp. 7-164. ISBN 80-210-3914-0

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2004. Průběh transformace Severoatlantické aliance od Pražského summitu dosud a jej' perspektivy [The Course of Transformation of NATO since Prague Summit until Now and its Perspectives]. In HLOUŠEK, V't; PAVLAČÍK, Zbyněk (eds.). Pět let v NATO. Vojenské, politické a společenské aspekty členstv' České republiky v NATO [Five Years in NATO. Military, Political and Social Aspects of the Membership of the Czech Republic in NATO]. Brno: MPÚ; Ostrava: Jagello 2000, 2004, pp. 156-163. ISBN 80-210-3428-9.

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2003. Postoj politických stran k EU ve volebn' kampani 2002 – Česká republika [Political Parties’ Stance towards EU in the Election Campaign 2002 – Czech Republic]. In ŠEDO, Jakub (ed.). Evropská otázka ve volebn'ch kampan'ch [European Issue in Election Campaigns]. Brno: MPÚ, pp. 11-37. ISBN 80-210-3212-X.

PETŘÍK, Jaroslav. 2003. Vojenská spolupráce České a Slovenské republiky před a po vstupu SR do Severoatlantické aliance [Military Cooperation of the Czech and Slovak Republic Before and After their Admission to NATO]. In KOLESÁR, Peter (ed.). Česko-Slovenské vztahy deset let po rozpadu federace [Czech-Slovak Relations Ten Years After the Division of Federation]. Brno: MPÚ, pp. 41-61. ISBN 80-210-3273-1.