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Metropolitan processes in post-communist states: An introduction
2007 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 89B, no 2, 95-110 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study introduces a collection of theme issue papers on metropolitan processes in post-communist states. We first identify and discuss five key significant socialist-era legacy aspects that continue to mould the course of events in the post-communist urban scene. These are central planning, land allocation, the second economy, defence considerations, and the implications of the ideological leadership of the communist parties. We then procede to investigate the literature on the unfolding urban geography of post-communism and the factors underpinning its development, and we place the papers collected in this theme issue into their context.

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2007. Vol. 89B, no 2, 95-110 p.
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Post-communist city, socialist legacy, cities, post-socialism
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9693ISI: 000246805100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-9693DiVA: diva2:428570
Available from: 2011-06-30 Created: 2011-06-30 Last updated: 2011-07-01Bibliographically approved

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