Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice by Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith, Alena Rochovská, Dariusz

By Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith, Alena Rochovská, Dariusz Świątek

In keeping with in-depth learn in Poland and Slovakia, Domesticating Neo-Liberalism addresses how we comprehend the methods of neo-liberalization in post-socialist towns.

  • Builds upon an enormous volume of latest examine data
  • Examines how families attempt to maintain their livelihoods at really dramatic and hard occasions of city transformation
  • Provides a huge contribution to how we theorize the geographies of neo-liberalism
  • Offers a end which informs discussions of social coverage inside of ecu Union enlargement

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In delineating ‘shock therapy’, Sachs continued: There should be four simultaneous parts to a programme of rapid market transformation. First, let prices find market-clearing levels, in part based on free trade with the West. Second, set the private sector free by removing bureaucratic restrictions. Third, bring the state sector under control, by privatisation and by imposing tougher disciplines on such state firms as remain. Fourth, maintain overall macroeconomic stability through restrictive credit and balanced budgets (Sachs, 1990: 23).

It is home to some of Nowa Huta’s key cultural institutions (including Os´rodek Kultury im. Norwida, which leads the Partnerstwo Inicjatyw Nowohuckich [Partnership of Initiatives for Nowa Huta] and managed the EU-funded EQUAL project Nowa Huta Nowa Szansa). The neighbourhood dates from the late 1950s and has a mix of smaller blocks built around courtyards and a few taller (though not high-rise) blocks. Much of the area is slightly more run down than other parts of old Nowa Huta, and one part of the neighbourhood is home to a ‘blok interwencyjny’ (intervention block) which houses some particularly poor families.

1 Haanova, Petržalka size, but reflect a range of social status positions. 1). Unemployment rates were the lowest among all neighbourhoods in the district (10%)12 and the proportion of the population with a university degree was 19%, which was the highest level for the whole of Petržalka. Haanova was one of the earliest developments of Petržalka in the 1970s and is dominated by smaller, four-storey blocks, which have more green space between them than in other parts of the district. Haanova is also close to the centre of Petržalka with good public transport connections.

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