Goldman examines the difficulties and uncertainties of developing a viable democratic society in Slovakia. After a review of Slovak-Czech relations following the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918, Goldman deals with governmental structure, political behavior, economic organization and ambition, socio-cultural problems, and foreign policy, especially Slovakia's relations with the EU, the United States, Russia, and its Central European neighbors.
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