Lucie Mackova

Lucie Mackova
Palacký University Olomouc · Department of Development and Environmental Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am interested in return migration, skilled migration and migration-development nexus. I also work on foresight-related projects.

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Publications (10)
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This paper focuses on the dynamic of the recent upheaval in the tourism and hospitality sector due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Greece and Santorini island. It uses the case study of a country one-fourth of whose GDP consists of tourism. We compare the available statistical data showing the change in variables in the previous years with 2020 and loo...
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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are generally recognized as important actors in societies, fulfilling diverse sets of roles. Given the nature of their work and the complexity of the fast-changing contexts in which they operate, foresight techniques can potentially be useful in helping them prepare for future disruptions and maximize the posit...
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This paper attempts to explore the issue of skilled migration and the approach of the Czech Republic when it comes to attracting and retaining foreign skilled workers. The global competition for talent has been a prominent issue in migration studies, mainly because it has been shown that qualified migration can have a positive impact both on the co...
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Return migration has been increasingly gaining prominence in migration research as well as in migration policies across the world. However, in some regions, such as the Caucasus, the phenomenon of return migration is little explored despite its significance for the region. Based on 64 interviews with returnees and key informants together with addit...
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Using a gravity model, this article explores the determinants driving stocks of international migrants from developing countries in Czechia and in Slovakia. It presents an overview of international migration to both countries between the years 2006 and 2015 including the major countries of origin. It also proposes a brief discussion of different mi...
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The fear of crime is an established research topic, not only in sociology, environmental psychology and criminology, but also in GIScience. Using spatial analysis to analyse patterns, explore hotspots and determine the significance of respective surveys is one reason for the increase in popularity of such research topics for geographers, cartograph...
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After the election of Donald Trump and his ambitious plan to erect a "great wall" between the USA and Mexico, the issue of walls is being increasingly discussed. But can the walls really stop irregular migration? The main aim of this article is to provide five examples of walls and assess their effectiveness in stopping irregular migration. Do wall...
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Migrace je jednou z nejnaléhavějších a nejkontroverznějších otázek naší doby – vehementně diskutovaná, prodchnutá ideologií, hluboce rozdělující. Komu by mělo být dovoleno migrovat a komu ne? Jaké jsou argumenty pro a proti omezování počtu imigrantů? Paul Collier, renomovaný ekonom a autor bestseleru Miliarda nejchudších, v této knize jasně a výsti...