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Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformation by Simon Smith

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9 Group strategies of local communities in Slovakia facing social threats

Imrich Vašečka

Introduction

The transformation of Slovak society, the direction and design of which were determined in the late 1980s and early 1990s, represents an opportunity for the renaissance of local community and the solution of social problems according to the principle of subsidiarity. But the period has also seen the reappearance of social problems and dangers hitherto forgotten or suppressed.

This chapter focuses on the basic strategies of selected local communities that found themselves facing social threats. The aim of the research summarised here was to find out how local communities cope with the problems of economic transition and which conditions (social, ...

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