Democratic Leadership and Progressive Government in Face of Public Disinterest: Local Political Elites and Civil Public in Post-communist Town

by Karel B. Müller and Aleš Lisa,

The Czech Republic, together with other post-communist countries of Central Europe, still struggles (nearly 30 year after the collapse of communism) to build a strong civil society and to perform democratic leadership and good government, securing the principles of democracy and the rule of law. In our own empirical research, we have focused on the progressive political changes occurring on a municipal level in the Czech Republic. We have surveyed three small-sized towns that have undoubtedly performed – within our research timeframe – sound democratic leadership and good government. This multi-case study combines both qualitative and quantitative methods aimed at both the local political elites and the civil public, and their mutual reflexivity.

published in Vol 20 - No 1 -2020 // General issue

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    (ISI Thomson Reuters)
  • IPSA

Advisory Board

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Dennis Deletant Georgetown University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

Editorial Board

  • Claudiu Tufiș
  • Bogdan Iancu
  • George Jiglau
  • Ingi Iusmen
  • Gabriel Bădescu
  • Andrei Macsut
  • Laura Voinea

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Societatea Academica Romana