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Visegrad Insight - 2 (2) 2012

Read the best analysis, opinion, and essays selected by accomplished editors from Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Visegrad Insight aims to provide a platform for high profile debate on cooperation among Central European governments, businesses, and communities, and the challenges they face.

CONTENTS

EUROPE
Survey: What is the condition and political significance of the middle class in the region? by Iveta Radičová, Gábor Takács, Anna Giza-Poleszczuk, Roman Joch, Vladimír Špidla, Ondřej Liška

The Way Things Stand Péter Nádas

In Search of a Usable Past: Who Were the Ancestors of Polish Middle Class? Tomasz Zarycki

THINKS TANKS WATCH
Banking Battlegrounds Marc Lanthemann (Stratfor’s Europe Analyst)

ECONOMY AND BUSINESS
Deregulation and New Trust in the State. Interview with László Csaba by Martin Ehl

Who Fights for the Middle Class? Igor Janke

Chinese Middle Class at European Doorsteps Marta M. Golonka

INTERVIEW
The Traumatic Symbol of the Middle Class. Interview with Don Kalb by Zoltán Sidó and Dénes Csurgó

INTELLIGENT MIND
The End of Future Rudolf Chmel

Farmers in Fairy-Tale Land. Poland and the European Crisis Marcin Król

The Land of Dilemmas Magdalena M. Baran

Interview with Timothy Garton Ash by Wojciech Przybylski

VISEGRAD ABROAD
Ukrainian “Stagnarchy” Buries the Eastern Partnership As We Know It Alexander Duleba

A View From the Potomac Robert Kron

The Visegrad Group in Eastern Europe: an Actor, Not a Leader (Yet) Jana Kobzová

COMMUNITIES
The Rusyn Revival in Slovakia – or How to Create a Nationality at the Margin of Europe Paul Bauer

REPORTAGE
Tramps, Hikers, Nature Lovers – a New Era of Wanderlust Szabina Kerényi

Photo reportage from the Tatra mountains Krzysztof Pacholak

URBAN
The Chances of Cultural Renewal in Hungary András Bozóki

BOOKS
When Literature Becomes Politics: Probing the Visegrád Countries’ Systems of Literary Awards Marek Sečkař

Winged Victory of the Nike. The System of Literary Prizes in Poland Cezary Polak

Literary Awards as Feedback in Literary Communication: The Typology of Literary Awards in Slovakia Pavol Rankov

Conservative Confirmation or Progressive Lottery? The World of Czech Literary Awards Eva Klíčová

My Prizes Endre Kukorelly

Literary Prizes in Hungary. A Short Survey Orsolya Karafiáth

LOOKING BACK/ARTS
Irritation, Unrest, and the Politics of Questioning: the Eventful Relationships of Art and Nationalism Margaret Tali

Art Museums Among Tectonic Movements Gábor Rieder

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Social Innovation in the Limelight Judit Barta

Summer School Central Natalia Sawicka

ESSAY
The Metamorphosis of the District. Gergely Angyalosi on a book by Adam Bodor


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