Vladimíra Dvořáková (born 1957), is professor of political science at the Political Science Department, University of Economics, Prague, and President of the Accreditation Commission, Czech Republic. She started her scientific career as a historian focusing on the current history of the U.S. and Latin America. After 1989, she moved her focus shifted to political science and the process of transition to democracy in post-communist countries. She was the founder of the Czech scientific journal Politologická revue (1994) and later served as managing editor and editor in-chief. Since 2014, she has been co-editor of the journal World Political Science (IPSA/De Gruyter Publisher).
In the years 2003 to 2006 she was president of the Czech Political Science Association (ČSPV) and at the same time vice-president of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
Since 2006 she has been president of the Accreditation Commission, Czech Republic. She has been a member of scientific boards of several faculties and a member of the scientific board of Charles University. She has been a member of the managing board of the CEELI Institute. She is also a member of the working group established by the Chair of the Government Council to Combat Corruption (focused on transparency of state administration).
Her main fields of interest are comparative politics, transitions and consolidations of democracy, and corruption. She is the author and co-author of many articles and books published in Czech as well as in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. She teaches classes on the U.S. government, European and Central European Politicspolitics, and Ppolitical marketing.
She received the Pelikán Award in 2009 for activities promoting democratic political culture and dialogue in Czech society (awarded by journal Listy), and the František Kriegel Award in 2012 for civic bravery (awarded by the Charter 77 Foundation).