Between Utopia and Disillusionment: A Narrative of the Political Transformation in Eastern Europe

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Appendix 2:
Themes of the Interviews

Prague, summer 1993

Basic information
Name
Age
Sex
Subject of studies
The year of beginning the studies
Social background: father/mother

Individual in the revolution
Did you participate in the Velvet Revolution?
Why did you participate? If not, did you support it, why?
How did you participate? What did you do? Did you belong to some special group?
What did the revolution mean to you, what did you feel?
What did you think would happen?
Did you ever imagine that something like the Velvet Revolution could happen?

Reasoning and comparing
What were, in your opinion, the basic reasons for the revolution?
What did you think about the political, economic and cultural situation of your country at that time?
What kind of negative aspects did you see? Did you see any positive?
Did you compare your country to other countries?
What did you think about Western Europe, Germany, Scandinavia, the U.S.?
What did capitalism mean to you at that time? What does it mean at the moment?
What did democracy mean to you?
What did freedom mean to you?
What did communism mean to you?

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