Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Revolution and Beyond

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Index
Action Programme, 27-8
Anti-Semitism see also Jews, 17, 24, 128, 130
Austro-Hungarian Empire, 10, 13, 14, 133
different experiences of by Czechs and Slovaks, 10
Banking sector, Czech, 75, 87, 88, 89, 93, 100, 101, 186, 187
Banking sector, Slovak, 174
Bankruptcy, 81, 88, 89, 92, 100 numbers of completed bankruptcies in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, 89 (table) Becker, Gary, 82, 85
Beneš decrees, 17
see also Germans, expulsions, theft Bohemia and Moravia, protectorate of, 15
Bourgeois nationalists, 26, 136
Bratislava, 4
Brezhnev Doctrine, 181
Bureaucracy, 181
Capitalism, 6, 7, 34, 47, 48, 75-102, 103
ČarnogurskÝ, Ján, 139, 167,168, 194
Censorship, 27, 29, 43, 113
importance of for communist rule, 43
Charter 77, see also dissidence, 31-3
Chinese reforms, 35
Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), 139, 145, 157, 159, 167, 193
Christian Democratic Union- Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL), 61-2, 65, 69, 71, 72, 107, 172, 184
Citizenship law, see also Roma, 118-19, 183
Civic Democratic Alliance (ODA), 57, 60, 61, 65, 71, 107
Civic Democratic Party (ODS), 58-61, 65, 71, 72, 92, 106, 107, 140, 142, 151, 172-73, 185
contrast with HZDS, 151
and Neo-liberalism, 58-61, 172
pact with ČSSD, 56, 61, 72-73, 94, 173, 185
Civic Forum, 37, 57, 91, 92
as conglomerate party, 57
compared with VPN
Civil society, 2, 23, 28, 45, 52, 108-13, 163
importance of to defeating Mečiar, 163
Class and party support, 58
Collectivism, 18, 19
Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), 118-119
Communist Party, 14, 21, 24, 27, 29, 33, 36, 62-4, 68, 71, 111, 136, 180, 181, 184
purge of after 1968, 30, 33, 36, 62, 181
Communism, 1, 3, 19, 21-38, 40, 41, 62
Communists and expulsion of Sudetens, 17
Country cottages, 37, 125
Corruption, 6, 47-9, 56, 60, 66, 67, 72, 100, 104-8, 115, 116, 160, 189
differing form of in Czech and Slovak Republics, 160
Culture, 7, 10, 13, 27, 49, 103,108, 125

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables viii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Building the State 9
  • 2 - The Communists Take Power 21
  • 3 - Havel — Power to the Powerless 39
  • 4 - Politics After Communism 55
  • 5 - The Economy — Capitalism Without Property 75
  • 6 - Civilising Society 103
  • 7 - The Velvet Divorce 127
  • 8 - Surviving Mečiar 149
  • Conclusion — Prospects for the Eu 171
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 199
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