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

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

  • Builds upon an unlimited quantity of latest learn data
  • Examines how families try and maintain their livelihoods at relatively dramatic and tough instances of city transformation
  • Provides a tremendous contribution to how we theorize the geographies of neo-liberalism
  • Offers a end which informs discussions of social coverage inside ecu Union enlargement

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A Note on Method These neighbourhoods provided the main empirical site for our research. However, the neighbourhoods were also part of a nested geography of spaces that frame the research approach at a variety of scales: neighbourhood, housing district, city and nation. In the chapters that follow, we draw out both the commonalities and differences arising at these different scales, both in relation to how neo-liberalization has been pursued and how the everyday economic practices of households and individuals have been reconfigured to negotiate these differentiated experiences of transformation.

The construction of Petržalka was (like Nowa Huta and other Central European cities) designed to try to deal with the significant under-investment in housing under state socialism, what Szelényi (1983) has called under-urbanization. 3 Population of Petržalka, Bratislava and Slovakia, 1950–2001 Slovakia Bratislava Petržalka 1950 1961 1970 1980 1991 2001 3,486,000 209,397 15,966 4,174,046 241,796 12,666 4,537,290 305,932 14,056 4,991,168 380,259 48,755 5,274,335 442,197 128,251 5,379,455 428,672 117,227 Source: Slovak National Censuses 1950, 1960, 1970, 1978, 1988, 2002 1970s and 1980s, 36,498 flats were built, and the resident population increased to nearly 130,000, largely as a result of significant in-migration from elsewhere in Bratislava, but also from across what was then Czechoslovakia.

Through this process of urban development Petržalka has been transformed into a high-density urban district, with a relatively young population, many of whom commute to work in other parts of Bratislava. , 1998). 3). Both districts are also witnessing an overall ageing of the population and these demographic shifts have taken place alongside wider social and economic developments. These are documented in more detail in Chapters Four to Seven, but recent years have seen a diversification of land use and population in both Nowa Huta and Petržalka.

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