HLOUŠEK, Vít and Lubomír KOPEČEK. Cleavages in Contemporary Czech and Slovak Politics: Between Persistence and Change. East European Politics and Societies. Am. Council of Learned Societies, SAGE, 2008, vol. 22, No 3, p. 518-552. ISSN 0888-3254.
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Original name Cleavages in Contemporary Czech and Slovak Politics: Between Persistence and Change
Name in Czech Konfliktní linie v současné české a slovenské politice: mezi stabilitou a změnou
Authors HLOUŠEK, Vít (203 Czech Republic, guarantor) and Lubomír KOPEČEK (203 Czech Republic).
Edition East European Politics and Societies, Am. Council of Learned Societies, SAGE, 2008, 0888-3254.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 0.500
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/08:00026255
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
UT WoS 000257866800003
Keywords in English Cleavages; Post-Communist Transformation; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Party Systems; Political Parties; Democracy
Tags cleavages, Czech Republic, democracy, party systems, political parties, Post-Communist Transformation, Slovakia
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D., učo 22928. Changed: 16/6/2009 14:08.
This study describes and compares Czech and Slovak party politics after 1989. The concept of cleavages is used as a theoretical starting point. The authors point out that although the communist period overshadowed the traditional cleavages dating from the second half of the nineteenth century, it is possible to analyze some politically-based cleavages in the respective party arrangements of the two countries. The main conclusion of the article is as follows: that despite differing trajectories of political development during the 1990s, at the present time, both the Czech and Slovak party systems show great similarities in terms of the prevalence of the socioeconomic cleavage. Socioeconomic cleavage emerged quite early after 1989 in the Czech Republic; in Slovakia the socioeconomic cleavage has become dominant only in recent years. This has contributed to the stabilization of the classic left-right model of political competition and the consolidation of the two countries' party systems.
Abstract (in Czech)
Článek se věnuje popisu a komparaci české a slovenské stranické politiky po roce 1989. Jako výchozí teoretický rámec využívá konceptu cleavages.
MSM0021622407, plan (intention)Name: Politické strany a reprezentace zájmů v soudobých evropských demokraciích
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Research Intents
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