Sociologist and politician Petr Matějů dies

Sociologist and politician Petr Matějů has died at the age of 66. Professor Matějů was known in the field of sociology for his studies of inequality and elites in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. He was elected a member of parliament for the Freedom Union party and served as a deputy minister for education between 2006 and 2007. He also made a name for himself with a wide ranging proposal for reform of university education and financing.