For over 20 years we have been witnessing fundamental social, political and economic changes in post-communist countries. One cannot point out a single model of internal transformations, which are shaped by complex factors-historical, economic, civilisational, ethnic, religious and political. Although legal and constitutional norms are based on stable Western European democracies (France, Germany), political practice leaves a lot to be desired. One can point out decreasing interest in public matters, diminishing trust in political classes, increasing threats to security, and corruption. Social expectations are being used by new political parties such as VV in the Czech Republic, SaS in Slovakia, Jobbik in Hungary, or GERB in Bulgaria.
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