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Fallen heroes in global capitalism : workers and the restructuring of the polish steel industry

Author: Vera Trappmann
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Studies in economic transition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book challenges the one-sided account of Poland as a successful transition case, by exploring the huge social costs for workers in terms of impoverishment and employment precarity. The ambivalent role of the European Union in the economic restructuring of Poland emerges through comparisons to earlier rounds of restructuring of steel in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. By offering an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Trappmann
ISBN: 9781137303646 1137303646
OCLC Number: 857404060
Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I --
1. The Steel Sector in the Global Economy --
2. The Context of Restructuring in Poland --
3. Capitalism Unleashed? The EU as a Promoter of Economic Change in the Region --
Part II --
4. The Polish Steel Industry before and during Accession 1990-2006 --
5. The Embeddedness of Steel Restructuring in Social Dialogue --
6. Labour-market and Regional Policy --
Part III --
7. From Socialist Landmark to Subsidiary: The Case of Huta Lenina --
8. Limitations of State Support for Sustaining Steel --
Part IV --
9. Fallen Heroes: Steelworkers in the New Capitalist System --
10. Perspectives for the Community: Revitalising a Region from the Bottom up.
Series Title: Studies in economic transition.
Responsibility: Vera Trappmann.

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Through the prism of 'Nowa Huta', a landmark of socialist industrialization, Trappmann challenges the one-sided account of Poland as a successful transition case and reveals the ambivalent role of  Read more...

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