The Czech And Slovak Republics: Nation Versus State, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Czech And Slovak Republics

Nation Versus State, 1st Edition

By Carol Leff


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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

Table of Contents

Chronology -- Introduction to a Small Country at the Crossroads of Europe -- The Historical Context of Czechoslovakia's Postcommunist Transition -- Czechoslovakia's First Experiment with Democracy: The Interwar Republic, 1918-1938 -- Czechoslovakia Under Communism -- The Domestic Politics of the Triple Transition -- The Velvet Revolution of 1989 and the Politics of Democratization -- National Identity and the Disintegration of Czechoslovakia -- Political and National Identity Transitions in the Czech and Slovak Republics -- Economic Transition in the Czech and Slovak Republics -- The International Dimensions of Domestic Transformation -- The Search for a New Security Order in International Realtions -- Domestic Reform and Integration with the West: The Triple Transition and International Relations -- Conclusion

About the Author

Carol Skalnik Leff is assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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