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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 line with in-depth study in Poland and Slovakia, Domesticating Neo-Liberalism addresses how we comprehend the tactics of neo-liberalization in post-socialist towns.

  • Builds upon an unlimited volume of latest examine information
  • Examines how families attempt to maintain their livelihoods at relatively dramatic and hard occasions of city transformation
  • Provides an important contribution to how we theorize the geographies of neo-liberalism
  • Offers a end which informs discussions of social coverage inside eu Union growth

Content:
Chapter One Domesticating Neo?Liberalism and the areas of Post?Socialism (pages 1–32):
Chapter Neo?Liberalism and Post?Socialist changes (pages 33–57):
Chapter 3 Domesticating Economies: diversified financial Practices, families and Social copy (pages 58–80):
Chapter 4 paintings: Employment, Unemployment and the Negotiation of Labour Markets (pages 81–111):
Chapter 5 Housing: Markets, resources and Social replica (pages 112–143):
Chapter Six Land and meals: construction, intake and relaxation (pages 144–174):
Chapter Seven Care: relations, Social Networks and the nation (pages 175–218):
Chapter 8 Conclusions (pages 219–237):

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2). Like Haanova, Gessayova is located close to the city centre, and has a population of just over 4,500, but the built form and the social characteristics of the neighbourhood are very different. The unemployment rate was among the highest for Petržalka (12%); the area had the lowest proportion of population with university education (14%); and a relatively large young population (the highest in Petržalka at 12% of the total population of the neighbourhood). 2 Gessayova, Petržalka comprises a single, wall-like 12-storey block of apartments, a large proportion of which are small, one-bedroom flats that have experienced some rapid changes in ownership.

Indd 41 5/17/2010 6:23:13 PM 42 DOMESTICATING NEO-LIBERALISM In this account, the plan that was to transform Poland – for better and for worse – was devised in just six hours. Of course, these ideas about Poland’s political economic transformation were not uncontested. In the 1980s, there had been some discussion of alternatives. Indeed, market socialism and worker self-management had been central planks of Solidarity’s early economic proposals (Hyclak, 1987; Rainnie & Hardy, 1995) and had a strong Polish heritage (Lange, 1957).

1 Balcerowicz (2000) explained that he ‘studied the socialist economic system and knew that it was basically flawed because it deprived people of economic freedom, which is one of the other fundamental freedoms, private property, the right to set up enterprise’. He continued to note that, ‘against this background, people like Hayek or von Mises or then Friedman, but especially Hayek and von Mises, came to me as people who were not mistaken’ (Balcerowicz, 2000). These included Robert Gwiazdowski who founded the Polish Adam Smith Center in 1989, Marek Da˛browski, later deputy in the Ministry of Finance and founder, with other liberal economists including Leszek Balcerowicz and his wife Ewa, of the think tank CASE, and Stefan Kawalec, one of Balcerowicz’s chief advisers.

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