The Origins of Postcommunist Elites: From Prague Spring to the Breakup of Czechoslovakia

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Index
action from a distance: concept of, 89–90; and civil society, 74, 89–90; as part of the Czech Right ideological package, 160; and voucher privatization, 90
Active Employment Policy, 166
Adamec, Ladislav, 145
agricultural lobby, 221n. 30
Andel, Marián, 121–23
Andráš, Anton, 176; and the Andráš affair, 176–77
antipolitics: as a claim to represent civil society, 29; as a dissident technology of the self, 64–67; opposition between the upper class and, 38, 132, 136; pastoral power as, 69; as a reaction to the 1968 crisis, xxiii; as transcendental antiteleology, xxvii, 29–30, 132
Association of Independent Slovak Economists (NEZES), 100, 180–81
Audience (Havel), 49
authentic federation: concept of, 172, 174–75, 178, 181
authenticity, 63–66, 73, 86, 88, 100
Baco, Peter, 116, 118
Bačinský, Štefan, 176
Bakunin, Mikhail, 2–3
Bauman, Zygmunt, 200–201
Belcák, Jozef, 100, 102
Bell, Daniel, 15
Benda, Václav, 72–73, 75; and advocacy of lustration, 157–59, 177
Berghauer, Zoltán, 116, 117–18
Bicanic, Ivo, xv
Bil'ak, Vasil, 40
Bourdieu, Pierre: class analysis in, xxvi, 4–5, 16, 19–20; concept of capital in, xxii, 187; concept of discourse in, xxiii; dissident habitus in, 63, 216n. 2; field of power in, xxii; habitus in, 216n. 2; political field in, 136–39; "states of capital" in, 224n. 1; symbolic power in, 138–39
Bratinka, Pavel, 159
Bratislava Institute for the Preservation of National Memorials, 125
Bratislavské Listy, 96
breakup of Czechoslovakia, xiv, 2, 194–96, 197, 200; and the Czech right ideological package, 195–96; inevitability of, xix–xx; and lustration, 195; as a process, xviii–xx; and the reappointment of Havel

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Table of contents

  • Contradictions ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • One - The Idea of the New Class 1
  • Two - The 1968 Purges and Their Consequences 35
  • Three - The Power of Antipolitics 59
  • Four - Games of the Upper Class 93
  • Five - The Making and Breaking of the Postcommunist Political Field 135
  • Conclusion 197
  • Appendix - The Elite and General Population Surveys 205
  • Notes 209
  • Index 231
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