Download Czech-German Relations and the Politics of Central Europe: by Jürgen Tampke PDF

By Jürgen Tampke

Within the aftermath of worldwide battle , nearly 3 million Sudeten-Germans have been expelled from their houses within the former Czechoslovakia as a result of their half within the dismemberment of the Czechoslovak Republic by way of Nazi Germany in 1938-39. for a few years their representatives, the Sudeten-German organization, tried in useless to redress the inaccurate performed to their humans. notwithstanding, the tip of the chilly battle has given a brand new impetus to their crusade. at the moment they try and block Czech access into the ecu except there's restitution of confiscated houses. Jürgen Tampke tells the tale of the Sudeten-Germans from the start in their payment seven-hundred years in the past in what's now the Czech Republic to present occasions.

Show description

Read Online or Download Czech-German Relations and the Politics of Central Europe: From Bohemia to the EU PDF

Best politics books

The Individualized Society

We're spurred into motion by way of our issues and fears; yet all too usually our motion fails to deal with the genuine reasons of our concerns. while attempting to make experience of our lives, we have a tendency to blame our personal failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. And in doing so, we make issues worse instead of higher.

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

The bestselling writer of Nickel and Dimed is going again undercover to do for America’s unwell heart classification what she did for the operating poor

Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage staff. Now, in Bait and turn, she enters one other hidden realm of the financial system: the shadowy international of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a believable résumé of a pro “in transition,” she makes an attempt to land a middle-class job—undergoing occupation training and character trying out, then trawling a chain of EST-like boot camps, activity festivals, networking occasions, and evangelical job-search ministries. She will get a picture makeover, works to venture a profitable angle, but is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected.

Bait and turn highlights the folk who’ve performed every little thing right—gotten university levels, constructed marketable abilities, and outfitted up outstanding résumés—yet became time and again prone to financial ruin, and never easily end result of the vagaries of the enterprise cycle. Today’s ultra-lean firms show pride in laying off their “surplus” employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight region of white-collar unemployment, the place activity looking turns into a full-time task in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social helps for those newly disposable workers—and little defense even if you have jobs.

Like the now vintage Nickel and Dimed, Bait and turn is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of monetary cruelty the place we least count on it.

Accommodating Cultural Diversity

This booklet explores fresh advancements within the concept and perform of accommodating cultural range inside democratic constitutional orders. It brings jointly philosophers and criminal students to discover the inter-play among the normative precepts complex by means of the previous for the lodging of cultural pluralism and the truth of that lodging because it performs itself out in political and criminal perform, as defined through the latter.

Extra info for Czech-German Relations and the Politics of Central Europe: From Bohemia to the EU

Sample text

This in turn meant that in the summer of 1914 instead of conducting a small-scale war against the Kingdom of Serbia, a war that would have had the support of the big European powers who saw in the latter the chief troublemaker in the unstable Balkan region, the Danube monarchy found itself involved in a global conflagration. This proved too much. 1 Although all important political parties and political opinions at large were still ‘positivist’ in essence, there were signs of a growing feeling of disquiet and lack of fervour for the empire’s cause.

Half a century later there were new demands for reform – but this time they came not from above but below. The 1848 Revolution saw an attempt by sections of the educated European middle classes to establish their form of government: a nation state run under a system of parliamentary democracy. Democracy they did not achieve, but the concept of nationalism was to greatly influence the course of European history for the next century and a half. In the slow and difficult progress of European – or, indeed, western civilization – towards what is called today ‘civil society’, the concept of nationalism and the idea of ‘the nation state’ contributed little.

13 By the time they were ready for military action, Russia was in the midst of civil war, which the Czech army in Russia soon entered, on the side of the anti-Bolshevik White Russian alliance. Meanwhile, the attempts of the ‘Czecho-slovak National Council’ (which had succeeded the ‘National Council of Czech Lands’ in November 1916) to win the western Allies over to its cause had also failed to make progress between late 1916 and early 1918. Early in 1915 Masaryk had managed to have meetings arranged with the prime ministers of France and Britain, who had listened courteously to his ideas, but otherwise accorded his visits little significance.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 16 votes