Ondřej Císař is Associate Professor at Charles University, Prague and is also affiliated to the Institute of Sociology at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He is editor-in-chief of the Czech edition of Czech Sociological Review. His research focus is on political mobilisation, social movements and political sociology. He is author or co-author of four books and numerous papers. Recent publications include: ‘Promoting competition or cooperation? The impact of EU funding on Czech advocacy organizations’ (with J. Navrátil, Democratization 2014); ‘Transnational activism of social movement organizations: the effect of European Union funding on local groups in the Czech Republic’ (with K. Vráblíková, European Union Politics 2013); ‘The diffusion of public interest mobilization: a historical sociology view on the advocates without members in the post-Communist Czech Republic’ (East European Politics 2013).