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Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Uppsala universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4304-5060
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5193-4661
2016 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. IX, no 1-2, 46-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two Polish cities, Warsaw and Poznań, are studied in the article to examine how external structures are handled and used by squatters in these two settings. The aim is to analyze opportunity structures that condition the emergence and development of squatting and how squatters respond to and utilize these opportunities. Our ambition is to understand why squatting has developed differently in the two cities by emphasizing the duration and cohesion of the squatting scene as pivotal for the different trajectories of squatting. It is argued in the article that the durability of the squatting environment abates tendencies to open the squatting scene to external coalitions and establish more institutionalized forms of political struggle.

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2016. Vol. IX, no 1-2, 46-56 p.
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squatting, Poland, opportunity structures, cohesion, durability
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Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31064Local ID: 1561/42/2011OAI: diva2:1044354
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2185/311/2014The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011Swedish Research Council, 2010–1706
Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-03 Last updated: 2016-11-03Bibliographically approved

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