The End of Czechoslovakia

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978-1-85866-019-6
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Publication date: 
1995
294 pages

Musil pays particular attention changing Czech and Slovak attitudes toward the common state and toward each other, from the heyday of the First Republic to the disillusionment of the post-1989 period and the Velvet Divorce.

Contents
Preface
Note on Contributors
1 lntroduction
Jiří Musil
I Structural Aspects of the Break-Up
2 Czech and Slovak Demography
Milan Kučera and Zdeněk Pavlik
3 Economic Development and Relations, 1918-89
Václav Průcha
4 Czech and Slovak Society
Jiří Musil
II National Consciousness
5 National Consciousness and the Common State
(A Historical-Ethnological Analysis)
Jan Rychlík 
6 Slovakia in Czech National Consciousness
Zdeněk Suda 
7 Mutual Perceptions in Czech-Slovak Relationships
Petr Příhoda 
8 Slovak Exceptionalism
Miroslav Kusý 
III History of Czech-Slovak Relations
9 Political Power-Sharing in the Interwar Period
Alena Bartlová 

10 From Autonomy to Federation, 1938-68

Ja n Rychlík
11 Towards a Shared Freedom, 1968-89
Petr Pithart
IV The Process of Disintegration
12 The Politics of Transition and the Break-Up of
Czeehoslovakia
Sharon L. Wolchik
13 The Velvet Divoree - Institutional Foundations
Václav Žák
V The lnternational Aspects
14 The Intemational Context
Jacques Rupnik
Index

"A worthy contribution to our understanding of the break-up of Czechoslovakia and Czech-Slovak relations in general."