Re: Hospitality and elsewhere
> If correct, it provides a bit more information that is helpfulThanks, RU. Slovak social scientist often like to explain Slovakia
> in analyzing the rationale of the pollees.
as different from the rest of the region. They hardly ever carry out
or quote cross-border comparative studies, except occasionally
Slovak--Czech. I suspect that that is the main reason for their
common claims of uniqueness. E.g., the interviewee in the article
you quote was in charge of the Slovak part of an extensive
international comparative research about a decade ago, and partly
made the Slovak results incompatible with other countries, and partly
filed them away and said almost nothing about them.
Another new comparative take on a related topic, people's
satisfaction in Slovakia and other post-com countries, is reported in
the current issue of The Economist. This week, their site
<www.economist.com> allows everyone to read the restricted content if
you first click through an ad. It's in the "Finance and Economics"
section. The article is labeled "The economics of happiness" on
their web page (in the magazine, it's called Change and decy:
Happiness in eastern Europe is a complicated business).
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