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Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformation by Simon Smith

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2 Civil society and political parties in the Czech Republic

Myant Martin

I am for the decentralisation of power& . I am for the progressive creation of the space for a diversified civil society in which the central government will perform only those functions which nobody else can perform, or which nobody else can perform better& . The creation of a genuine civil society of the western type will take a very long time, but that does not mean that we should not be creating favourable conditions for its emergence. It is not a question only of regional autonomy or of the creation of a non-profit making sector or of the system of tax allowances. It is a question of much more, of the method of thinking which enables citizens to trust.

(Václav Havel, ...

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