The Czech and Slovak republics : twenty years of independence, 1993-2013
- edited by M. Mark Stolarik.
- Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016.
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- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages)
- Stolarik, M. Mark, 1943- editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / M. Mark Stolarik
- Part I: The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia
- The "Velvet Split" of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) / Jan Rychlík
- Czechoslovakia's Dissolution Twenty Years After / Michael Kraus
- The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia : the Slovak Perspective / Jozef Žatkuliak and Adam Hudek
- The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia : The Slovak Perspective / Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
- The Slovak Republic After Twenty Years / Jozef Moravcík
- The Czech Republic After Twenty Years : Gains and Losses / Petr Pithart
- Part II: Political Developments After 1993
- Of People, Mice and Gorillas : Slovak Politics Twenty Years After / Juraj Hocman
- Thinking Big About a Small Country : On Juraj Hocman's "Of People, Mice and Gorillas" / Kevin Deegan-Krause
- Letting Czechoslovakia Go : Czech Political Developments Since 1993 / Adéla Gjuricová
- Czech Political Developments Since 1993 : Some Comments / Carol Skalnik Leff
- Part III: Economic Developments After 1993
- Economic Developments in Slovakia Since 1993 / Ludovít Hallon, Miroslav Londák, and Adam Hudek
- To Neoliberalism and Back? : Twenty Years of Economic Policy in Slovakia / John A. Gould
- Economic Developments in the Czech Republic, 1993-2013 / Martin Pospíšil
- The Czech Economic Transition : From Leader to Laggard / Sharon Fisher
- Part IV: Social Developments After 1993
- Reflections on Social Developments in Slovakia, 1993-2013 / Martin Bútora and Zora Bútorová
- Social Developments in Slovakia after Twenty Years : The Impact of Politics / Sharon L. Wolchik
- Social Developments in the Czech Republic Since 1993 / Oldrich Tuma
- Some Comments on "Social Developments in the Czech Republic" / James W. Peterson.
The essays in the book compare the Czech Republic and Slovakia since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993. The papers deal with the causes of the divorce and discuss the political, economic and social developments in the new countries. This is the only English-language volume that presents the synoptic findings of leading Czech, Slovak, and North American scholars in the field. The authors include two former Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, eight leading scholars (four Czechs and four Slovaks), and eight knowledgeable commentators from North America. The most significant new insight is that in spite of predictions by various pundits in the Western World that Czechia would flourish after the breakup and Slovakia would languish, the opposite has happened. While the Czech Republic did well in its early years, it is now languishing while Slovakia, which had a rough start, is now doing very well. Anyone interested in the history of the Czech and Slovak Republics over the last twenty years will find gratification in reading this book.
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- Czech Republic > Politics and government > 1993-
- Slovakia > Politics and government > 1993-
- Czech Republic > Economic conditions > 1993-
- Slovakia > Economic conditions > 1993-
- Social change > Czech Republic > History.
- Social change > Slovakia > History.
- Czech Republic > Social conditions > 1993-
- Slovakia > Social conditions > 1993-
- Post-communism > Czech Republic > History.
- Post-communism > Slovakia > History.
- HISTORY > Europe > General.
- Economic history.
- Politics and government.
- Social change.
- Social conditions.
- Czech Republic.
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