Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformation: Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia / Edition 1

Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformation: Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia / Edition 1

by Simon Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415297184

ISBN-13: 9780415297189

Pub. Date: 07/23/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Post-communist transformation in the former Soviet bloc has had a profound effect, not just in the political and economic sphere, but on all aspects of life. Although a great deal has been written about transformation, much of it has been about transformation viewed from the top, and little has been written about how things have changed for ordinary people at the…  See more details below

Overview

Post-communist transformation in the former Soviet bloc has had a profound effect, not just in the political and economic sphere, but on all aspects of life. Although a great deal has been written about transformation, much of it has been about transformation viewed from the top, and little has been written about how things have changed for ordinary people at the local level.
This book, based on extensive original research, examines the changes resulting from transformation at the local level in the form Czechoslovakia. It considers especially local democracy, social movements, and work collectives, and paints a picture of people gradually growing in self-confidence and taking more control of their communities, having lived for decades in a framework where so much was directed from the top.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415297189
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/23/2003
Series:
BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Transformation as modernisation: sociological readings of post-communist lifeworlds1
2Civil society and political parties in the Czech Republic19
3Civic Forum and Public Against Violence: agents for community self-determination? Experiences of local actors41
4The development of the environmental non-governmental movement in Slovakia: the Slovak Union of Nature and Landscape Conservationists92
5Dual identity and/or 'bread and butter': electronics industry workers in Slovakia 1995-2000105
6The democratisation of industrial relations in the Czech Republic - work organisation and employee representation: case studies from the electronics industry126
7Local community transformation: the Czech Republic 1990-2000143
8Civic potential as a differentiating factor in the development of local communities161
9Group strategies of local communities in Slovakia facing social threats184
10Conclusion: the narrativisation of social transformation206
Index221

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