Civic Democratic Party as the Major Heir to the Civic Forum and an „Agent“ of the Party System of the Czech Republic Cover Image
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Občanská demokratická strana jako hlavní „dědic“ OF a „agens“ stranického systému ČR (1991–1998)
Civic Democratic Party as the Major Heir to the Civic Forum and an „Agent“ of the Party System of the Czech Republic

Author(s): Pavel Pšeja
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Civic Democratic Party; Czech party system; political right

Summary/Abstract: This article intends to present a thorough analysis of the development of the Civic Democratic Party from the beginnings of its existence until 1998 – i.e. the year which can be seen as the breaking point in its history. The main proposition is that the Civic Democratic Party has emerged as the representative of the most widespread tendencies and opinions established within Civic Forum and accordingly should be seen as the major expression of initial political visions, which were increasingly predominant in the first months after the regime change in 1989. Consequently, the article elaborates to a much detailed degree further developments within the Civic Democratic Party and its position within the party system – here, the underlying intention is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the behaviour and actions taken by the Civic Democratic Party and its leadership, thus making it possible to explain the logic of its position within the party system and of many particular events, in various ways related to the Civic Democratic Party, throughout the period in question.

  • Issue Year: XI/2004
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 453-472
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Czech