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Koncept nepolitické politiky T. G. Masaryka a Václava Havla
Nonpolitical Policy Concepts of T.G. Masaryk and V. Havel

Author(s): Jan Bureš
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Mateja Bela
Keywords: T. G. Masaryk; V. Havel; politics; democracy; political philosophy

Summary/Abstract: The author deals with the problem of Political Philosophy of T.G. Masaryk and Václav Havel. He analyses mainly the question of so called Non-Political Politics. The author shows the origin of the conception of Masaryk, following the ideas of K. Havlíček. He analyses main works of Masaryk: „Havlíček“ (1898), „World´s Revolution" (1928) and "New Europe" (1919). The Concept of Non-Political Politics was a central idea of Havel´s aspiration to find a way out from the dependence of the man on the communist régime. There are three key´s texts of Havel´s Political Philosophy: „On the topic of the opposition“ (1968), „The letter to Mr. Gustáv Husák“ (1975), and „The Power of Powerless“ (1978).The author deals to present very complicated development of Havel´s position to the institution of political parties and the democratic system. He shows also some aspects of discussions about Havel´s political philosophy after the November 1989.

  • Issue Year: 15/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 52-85
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Slovak