Czech democracy in the eyes of Czech political scientists

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This paper surveys six recent Czech language books on the state of Czech democracy. The books are largely critical and identify four major problems: ineffectiveness, corruption, apolitical politics, and economic stagnation. The authors variously attribute these problems to institutions, culture, and public policy and accordingly recommend changes in these areas. While most of these claims ring true, lacking is both a consideration of positive qualities and empirical proof of the extent of these problems or the efficacy of the solutions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-572
Number of pages11
JournalEast European Politics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2017


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