In its latest issue, the Journal of Democracy (July 2018), scholarly bi-monthly of think-tank National Endowment for Democracy (Washington, D. C.) and International Forum for Democratic Studies (edition of The Johns Hopkins University Press) has published Grigorij Mesežnikov’s and Oľga Gyárfášová’s article Slovakia’s Conflicting Camps. The contribution is a part of the main thematic section of this issue entitled Explaining Eastern Europe, that includes contributions of authors from Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, France and USA.
Slovak authors analyze the basic framework of post-communist transformation processes in Slovakia after 1989, they put their attention to reasons of the persisting populist politics, recurrences of authoritarianism, examples of illiberal power practice, current shifts on domestic political scene and risks related to extremism. They also deal with factors that help to maintain the country's democratic trajectory.
Mesežnikov, G.; Gyarfášová, O.: Slovakia's Conflicting Camps [pdf]
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