Work detail

Church-state settlement: Financial aspects

Author: Bc. Petra Linhartová
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Mgr. Jana Gutiérrez Chvalkovská
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 75
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance.
Abstract: New draft law on Church-state settlement is presented mainly as an additional burden
on the state budget of the Czech Republic. My work evaluates the proposed settlement
from the perspective of both actors, besides the state view also the view of the Church is
considered. The theoretical part focuses on the status of the Church in the Czech
Republic and the historical development of its financing, in its conclusion can be found
a summary of the resolution of a property settlement in the Visegrad Group countries.
The practical part is divided into two chapters: the first one compares the impacts
of the different options of property settlement on the state budget, the second chapter
focuses on the investment opportunities of the Church and religious communities.
The main objective of the analytical part of my thesis is the evaluation of the return
on investments on financial markets that would ensure a permanent source of financing
for the Church and religious communities after 2043, which should be the year when all
state financing of the Church ends. My analysis shows that the Church cannot get
needed revenues in the long run of 60 years so it must find an additional source
of income.
Downloadable: Bachelor Theses of Linhartova
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