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Civilising Society

  • Robin H. E. Shepherd

Abstract

Establishing the form of a liberal-democratic capitalist system engaged Czech society at the level of the intellect. In the broad sense there was no great mystery over what needed to be done, although, as we have seen, this task has proved difficult enough. A more challenging problem came with infusing the new society with the cultural substance appropriate to a changed environment. The patterns of behaviour suited to a socialist, totalitarian system would need to be remoulded to fit new political, economic and national conditions.

Keywords

Civilise Society Communist Party Service Culture Privatisation Process Secret Police 
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Notes

  1. 4.
    Q. Reed, ‘Political Corruption, Privatisation and Control in the Czech Republic: a Case Study of Problems in Multiple Transition.’ Doctoral thesis (Oriel College, Oxford, Sept. 1996), p. 275.Google Scholar
  2. 13.
    V. Cepl, ‘Ritual Sacrifices’, East European Constitutional Review, 1 (Spring 1992), pp. 24–6.Google Scholar

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