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Title The Czech and Slovak republics : twenty years of independence, 1993-2013 / edited by M. Mark Stolarik.

Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "This manuscript consists of ten chapters, two by former Prime Ministers of the Czech and Slovak Republics (Petr Pithart and Jozef Moravcik), plus eight leading scholars (four Czechs: Jan Rychlik, Adela Gjuricova, Martin Pospisil and Oldrich Tuma; and four Slovaks: Jozef Zatkuliak, Juraj Hocman, Martin Butora and Miroslav Londak) and eight knowledgeable commentators from North America (Carol Skalink Leff, James W. Peterson, John Gould, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Michael Kraus, Sharon Fisher, Sharon Wolchik, and Stanislav J. Kirschbaum). The chapters and commentaries put forward a comparison of the Czech and Slovak Republics over the past twenty years. They deal with the causes of the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993 and the political developments, the economic developments and the social developments in the new republics. This is the only English-language manuscript that presents the findings of the leading Czech and Slovak, and North American, scholars in the field. It brings new insights into the breakup of Czechoslovakia and into subsequent political, economic and social developments in those countries. The most significant finding of all the scholars was that, in spite of predictions by various pundits in the Western World that the Czech Republic 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 the Slovak Republic, 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 be very interested in reading this book"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Stolarik, M. Mark, 1943- editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Social change -- Czech Republic -- History.
Social change -- Slovakia -- History.
Post-communism -- Czech Republic -- History.
Post-communism -- Slovakia -- History.
Czech Republic -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Slovakia -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Czech Republic -- Economic conditions -- 1993-
Slovakia -- Economic conditions -- 1993-
Czech Republic -- Social conditions -- 1993-
Slovakia -- Social conditions -- 1993-
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789633861547 (electronic book)
9633861543 (electronic book)
9789633861530 (hardcover alkaline paper)