Exploring the relationship between communist ideology and nationalism
What’s the relationship between communist ideology and nationalism? How did national communism shape the political, intellectual and cultural development in Czechoslovakia from 1918 until the second half of 1990? The EU-funded NATCOM project will answer these questions. Specifically, it will study how the complicated relations between communism and nationalism formed the development of the Czechoslovak socialist dictatorship and how the remodelled national communist agenda after 1989 influenced the post communist transition. NATCOM will analyse the nature of communist appeals to national legitimacy and the continuities between national communism and ‘national populism’. The project will focus on the Slovak part of the Czechoslovak Republic and its interactions with the Czech and Hungarian environment.