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Czechoslovakia, 1918–92

A Laboratory for Social Change

  • Jaroslav Krejčí
  • Pavel Machonin

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ethnopolitics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 3-7
    3. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 8-18
    4. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 19-30
    5. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 31-40
    6. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 41-53
  3. Economic Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 57-70
    3. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 71-77
    4. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 78-104
    5. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 105-109
  4. Social Metamorphoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 113-131
    3. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 132-139
    4. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 140-149
    5. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 150-158
    6. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 159-167
    7. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 168-191
    8. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 192-211
    9. Jaroslav Krejčí, Pavel Machonin
      Pages 212-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-266

About this book

Introduction

Following World War 1 a unique experiment in state-building took place between two closely kindred nations in Eastern Europe; an attempt to build up a composite ethnic - Czechoslovak-nation and provide it with an adequate political framework. This book gives the reader a succinct account of this experiment by means of ethnopolitical, economic and sociological analyses. The book is divided into three parts. The first, written by Jaroslav Krejci, on ethnopolitics explains the rationale of the experiment and reviews its obstacles, successes and failures, due to both internal and external causes. The second part, by the same author, contains an outline of the economic context of ethnic as well as social aspects of the development. As far as possible, the economic structure and performance of the Czech and Slovak parts of the state are given separate attention. The third part, by Pavel Machonin, is entitled `Social Metamorphoses' and covers structural changes in the Czech and Slovak societies. Changes in class structures, stratification, mobility and living standards constitute the main items for consideration. Wherever there is relevant material available, popular opinion on particular issues and electoral results are scrutinized.

Keywords

communism democracy Europe mobility nation World War II

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaroslav Krejčí
    • 1
  • Pavel Machonin
    • 2
  1. 1.Lonsdale CollegeLancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.Institute of SociologyAcademy of SciencesCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230377219
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39183-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37721-9
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