Globalization and Civil Society in Hungary and the Czech Republic
This chapter provides a comparative analysis of the experience of Hungary and the Czech Republic in the struggle for democracy and market reform since 1989. Emphasis is placed on the question of whether there is a functioning civil society in each case, as well as on the question of whether the progress of the emerging political and economic institutions has been hampered by the impact of globalization in the Central European context. In brief, the answer to both questions is yes in each case, though the paths followed are distinctive and the promise for successful ‘transition’ is far from uniform.
KeywordsCzech Republic Civil Society Trade Union Parliamentary Election Austerity Measure
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