CIVIL ELITES AND MUNICIPAL SELF-GOVERNMENT Cover Image
  • Price 2.50 €

OBČANSKÉ ELITY A OBECNÍ SAMOSPRÁVA
CIVIL ELITES AND MUNICIPAL SELF-GOVERNMENT

Author(s): Lukáš Fasora
Subject(s): History
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

Summary/Abstract: Article analyses the methodology of both the German and Austrian historical writings regarding research on township and civil society, with additional information on the up-to-date state of research in the Czech Republic. The author works with the traditional triad (Stadtbürgertum – Wirtschaft sbürgertum – Bildungsbürgertum), focusing his attention on diff erences in social and cultural profi le of the Czech Lands in comparison to Germany, as well as on the process of mixing the old burgher classes with the newly rising liberal society, a process that highly contributed to severe failings in Austrian liberalism. Kleinstadtbürgertum and Kleinstadtbildungsbürgertum also constitute relevant terms in this geographical area, because they (according to Austrian historians) more precisely express the factual economic and educational weaknesses of the part of most townspeople. The process of instituting a specifi c middles-class, bourgeois identity in contrast to the city itself and to lower social classes (for example the working classes) is also studied.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 11-16
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech