Pavlínek, Petr Books
Petr Pavlínek received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and an RNDr (Doctor of natural sciences) from Charles University, Prague. He is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.1997 0-7734-8447-7
This book employs a geographical perspective to investigate the nature of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe, and its implications for the quality of the environment, using the extended case study of the Most District located in the Czech Republic. It focuses on four areas of investigation: economic transition from the centrally planned to a market economy in coal mining and the petrochemical industry; political transition from the one party system to a democratic society and its implications for the local government system; effects of economic and political transitions on the quality of the environment and local environmental management; and popular attitudes of Most District citizens toward democratization, economic change and the environment.