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Historické analýzy budování české demokracie
Historical Analyses of the Building of Czech Democracy

Author(s): Jan Bureš
Subject(s): History
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro soudobé dějiny

Summary/Abstract: Gjuričova, Adela and Michal Kopeček (eds). Kapitoly z dějin česke demokracie po roce 1989. Prague and Litomyšl: Paseka, 2008, 328 pp. The reviewer argues that this multi-authored volume is a successful attempt to provide a multidisciplinary view of the last twenty years of political developments, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in the broader framework of the central European societies building democracy. The main strength of the volume, the reviewer claims, is that the individual articles by its thirteen authors (five of whom are from abroad) seek to capture various aspects of these developments in historical, political-science, sociological, economic, legal, and also literary and filmstudies analyses. These approaches complement each other nicely. The reviewer devotes attention to each of the contributions, and outlines their main arguments.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2009
  • Issue No: 02-03
  • Page Range: 466-480
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Czech