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Eastern Europe 25 years on: catching up or catching cold? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 5 Days, 5 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
25 years on from the fall of communism, the Wall Street Journal recently told its readers, Central and Eastern Europe is still playing catch-up. The reasons are mainly economic and infrastructural. Too little growth by the standards of the Asian...
Czech democracy: the wheel turns full circle NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
In the immediate aftermath of the fall of communism many Western analysts feared that, far from ‘returning to Europe’, Central and Eastern Europe would slip into a spiral of Latin-American style instability and authoritarianism. Stanford...
Czech democracy: the wheel turns full circle NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In the immediate aftermath of the fall of communism many Western analysts feared that, far from ‘returning to Europe’, Central and Eastern Europe would slip into a spiral of Latin-American style instability and authoritarianism. Stanford...
The different worlds of everyday post-communist democracy NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Minutes ago
 Original books often share two common virtues. They reach conclusions which make perfect sense in hindsight, but which somehow no one else managed to reach before. And they ask simple, big, often-asked questions, but answer them in new ways. Bo...
The different worlds of everyday post-communist democracy NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
 Original books often share two common virtues. They reach conclusions which make perfect sense in hindsight, but which somehow no one else managed to reach before. And they ask simple, big, often-asked questions, but answer them in new ways. Bo...
Eastern Europe’s euro-elections: from anger to apathy? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The results of the elections to the European Parliament which took place across the EU’s 28 member states last week very much as predicted – at least in the ‘old’ pre-2004 member states: driven by frustration with austerity, e...
Eastern Europe’s euro-elections: from anger to apathy? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The results of the elections to the European Parliament which took place across the EU’s 28 member states last week very much as predicted – at least in the ‘old’ pre-2004 member states: driven by frustration with austerity, e...
What will the Euro elections tell us about Eastern Europe? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The elections to the European Parliament which take place across the EU’s 28 member states between 22 and 25 May are widely seen a series of national contests, which voters use to vent their frustration and give incumbent and established partie...
What will the Euro elections tell us about Eastern Europe? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The elections to the European Parliament which take place across the EU’s 28 member states between 22 and 25 May are widely seen a series of national contests, which voters use to vent their frustration and give incumbent and established partie...
Czech Republic: scepticism without euro-scepticism? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 9 Months, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Photo: Akron/ Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 As elsewhere in Europe, elections to the European Parliament on 23-24 May in the Czech Republic will be more of a trial of domestic strength, than a contest over EU issues.  The EP elections come at a...
Czech Republic: scepticism without euro-scepticism? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 9 Months, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Photo: Akron/ Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 As elsewhere in Europe, elections to the European Parliament on 23-24 May in the Czech Republic will be more of a trial of domestic strength, than a contest over EU issues.  The EP elections come at a...
Czech Republic: Miloš Zeman’s year of living dangerously NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The election campaign that propelled Miloš Zeman to the Czech presidency a year ago was a mixture of boundless self-belief, disregard for political convention and ruthless targeting of opponents. Zeman’s first year in office has seen him...
Czech Republic: Miloš Zeman’s year of living dangerously NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The election campaign that propelled Miloš Zeman to the Czech presidency a year ago was a mixture of boundless self-belief, disregard for political convention and ruthless targeting of opponents. Zeman’s first year in office has seen him...
Will the West become the East? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
“I included a dummy for Eastern Europe” the presenter said, explaining the statistical methodology in her paper. You have, you see, to control for the unknowable, complex bundle of historical peculiarities that mark out one half of the co...
Will the West become the East? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
“I included a dummy for Eastern Europe” the presenter said, explaining the statistical methodology in her paper. You have, you see, to control for the unknowable, complex bundle of historical peculiarities that mark out one half of the co...
Is ‘Scotland’s Future’ from Central Europe’s past? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
In a special guest post Kieran Williams reflects on the lessons for the SNP’s project of Scottish independence to be learned from the making and unmaking of Czechoslovakia The Scottish government’s glimpse of the future in an independent...
Is ‘Scotland’s Future’ from Central Europe’s past? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
In a special guest post Kieran Williams reflects on the lessons for the SNP’s project of Scottish independence to be learned from the making and unmaking of Czechoslovakia. The Scottish government’s glimpse of the future in an independent...
A billionaire populist derails the Czech Social Democrats NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On 26 October after two terms in opposition the Social Democrats (ČSSD) emerged as the largest party in early elections in the Czech Republic with the near certainty of the forming the next government. Their political opponents on centre-right w...
A billionaire populist derails the Czech Social Democrats NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On 26 October after two terms in opposition the Social Democrats (ČSSD) emerged as the largest party in early elections in the Czech Republic with the near certainty of the forming the next government. Their political opponents on centre-right w...
Czech Republic: Turning left or melting down? NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Czech voters go to the polls in early parliamentary elections on 25-26 October. The elections follow the collapse, amid personal and political scandal, of the centre-right government of Petr Nečas in June, and the subsequent failure of President...