The Czech And Slovak Republics

Author: M. Mark Stolarik
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9633861535
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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.

Parliaments In The Czech And Slovak Republics

Author: Petr Kopecký
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351787888
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This title was first published in 2001. Based on a unique set of structured interviews with parliamentarians and additional interviews with party leaders and activists, this significant volume provides an illuminating account of the formation of the new democracies in Czechoslovakia and later, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Examining efforts to construct stable democratic parliamentary regimes in the wake of communist breakdown, it provides a rigorous analysis of parliaments’ relations with the electorate and the executive, as well as their internal working. Richly detailed and clearly written, this original study is an invaluable addition to the collection of anyone interested in post-communist Europe or parliamentary studies.

Rough Guide To The Czech Slovak Republics

Author: Rob Humphreys
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858289045
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This guide to the Czech and Slovak Republics features a full-colour section introducing the Czech and Slovak Republics' highlights. It also contains entertaining accounts of all the sights, from the handsome architecture of Prague to the spa towns of West Bohemia and the alpine splendour of the High Tatra mountains. There are listings of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in every region and for every budget. The author also provides informed background on Czech and Slovak history and contemporary life.

Czech Slovak Republics

Author: Lisa Dunford
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 174104300X
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Three expert authors, 1260 hours of on-the-ground research, 100 detailed maps. Tailored itineraries for everyone, from beer connoisseurs to castle freaks.

The Czech And Slovak Republics

Author: Carol Leff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429976321
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This clear, objective introduction to the politics of Czechoslovakia and the successor Czech and Slovak republics builds a framework for understanding the dynamics of the triple transition: democratization, marketization, and a national transformation that has reconfigured the dynamic between state and nation. Offering a valuable case study of a country coming back to Europe, the books strong comparative element will make it invaluable to those seeking to understand the dynamics of transition in the region as a whole. }This clear, objective introduction to the politics of Czechoslovakia and the successor Czech and Slovak Republics provides a comprehensive analysis of Czechoslovakia in the postcommunist period. Carol Leff builds a framework for understanding the dynamics of the triple transition: democratization, marketization, and a national transformation that has reconfigured the dynamic between state and nation. She shows how the interaction of these three transformational agendas has shaped Czechoslovakias development, ultimately culminating in the paradoxical disintegration of a state that most of its citizens wished to preserve.The book offers a valuable case study of a country coming back to Europe, but it also provides an opportunity for analyzing the influence of communism on what had been a significant interwar European state. The books strong comparative element will make it invaluable as well for those seeking to understand contemporary central and eastern Europe. }

The History Of The Czech Republic And Slovakia

Author: William Mahoney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363064
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This survey of Czech and Slovak history traces the development of two neighboring peoples through the creation of a common Czechoslovakian state in 1918 to the founding of the independent Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993 and beyond. • Brief biographical sketches of many noteworthy Czechs and Slovaks through the ages • A chronology of key events in Czech and Slovak history from prehistory to the present day • A bibliographical essay on significant general works and historical monographs regarding Czech and Slovak history

Czech Slovak Republics

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Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9780864422453
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Croatia is one of the most popular short-haul destinations for Europeans and a trendy travel hot spot. Smart itineraries section helps readers tailor their trips.

Defining The Sovereign Community

Author: Nadya Nedelsky
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812241655
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Defining the Sovereign Community asks why the two nations have defined sovereignty so differently and what impact these choices have had on individual and minority rights and participation.

The Road To The European Union

Author: Jacques Rupnik
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719065972
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Featuring contributions from a varied range of experts in the field, this book should be of use to students and academics working in the field of European and European Union politics, especially those dealing with the specific topic of EU enlargement.