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Postcommunism from within : social justice, mobilization, and hegemony

Author: Jan Kubik; Amy Linch
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores not just how citizens respond to political and economic restructuring engineered at the top but also how people enact their own visions of life, politics, and justice by responding to daily  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Kubik; Amy Linch
ISBN: 9780814724262 0814724264
OCLC Number: 828775800
Notes: "A joint publication of the Social Science Research Council and New York University Press."
Description: xiii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction--postcommunism in a new key: bottom up and inside out / Amy Linch --
From transitology to contextual holism: a theoretical trajectory of postcommunist studies / Jan Kubik --
Social justice, social science, and the complexities of postsocialism / Thomas C. Wolfe and John Pickles --
Social justice: hegemony and women's mobilization / Joanna Regulska and Magdalena Grabowska --
Grounds for hope?: voices of feminism and women's activism in Romania / Laura Lovin --
Transformation to democracy: the struggles of Georgian women / Medea Badashvili --
Poverty and popular mobilization in postcommunist capitalist regimes / Ivan Szelenyi and Katarzyna Wilk --
"Scandalous ethnicity" and "victimized ethnonationalism": pejorative representations of Roma in the Romanian mainstream media after 2007 / Alina Vamanu and Iulian Vamanu --
A critique of the global corruption "paradigm" / Alena V. Ledeneva --
Informal payments to doctors: corruption or social protest? / Rasma Karklins --
Informal relations in public procurement: the case of East Central and South Eastern Europe / Åse Berit Grødeland --
Afterword--mobilizing justice across hegemonies in place: critical postcommunist vernaculars / Michael D. Kennedy.
Responsibility: edited by Jan Kubik and Amy Linch.

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"Although of unequal quality, these case studies illuminate a number of under-studied aspects of post-communist transformation, opening fresh and exciting venues for future research."-Choice Read more...

 
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