The article provides a sociological reflection on the processes which Bratislava has undergone during the transformation and post-transformation periods. The development processes have been influenced by both systemic socio-political transition into a pluralist and market oriented system and the formation of Slovak statehood which made Bratislava the capital of the Slovak Republic. The civilization factor is one of the most important factors that have influenced the development of Bratislava. It is connected to the ongoing post-industrial and global processes that frame the developing space of Bratislava in broad international contexts.
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