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  • 1.
    Hajighasemi, Ali
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Hort, Sven E. O.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Axelsson, Christina
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Lawson, Adolphe
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för statsvetenskap, nationalekonomi och juridik, Statsvetenskap.
    Lindholm, Teresa
    Lindström, Jonas
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Ljungar, Erik
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Nilsson, Jenny
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Arkeologi.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för sociologi, idéhistoria, samtidshistoria och arkeologi, Sociologi.
    Vadelius, Elin
    Ålund, Anna
    Södertörns högskola.
    Experiment, motstånd, makt: det kommunala integrationsarbetet och storstadssatsningen i Södertälje2006Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 2.
    Lundén, Thomas
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Balogh, Péter
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Chekalina, Tatiana
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Gentile, Michael
    Umeå universitet.
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Lindström, Jonas
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Vaattovaara, Mari
    University of Helsinki.
    Wichmann Matthiessen, Christian
    A hundred years later: Streetcars are still rattling in Baltic cities2012Ingår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 5, nr 3-4, s. 37-44Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
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  • 3.
    Papakostas, Apostolis
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Ett låst samhälle?2009Ingår i: Från klass till organisation: en resa genom det sociala landskapet / [ed] Christine Roman & Lars Udehn, Malmö: Liber , 2009Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 4.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University.
    Radical Urban Movements in Poland: the case of squatting2016Ingår i: Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, ISSN 2084-2937, E-ISSN 2354-0389, Vol. 17, nr 1, s. 53-69Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Radical social movements are more and more often the subject of academic inquiry, where their agenda, identity-building processes and repertoires of action are examined vis a vis the dominant discursive opportunity structures. The case study presented in this articleis the squatting movement in Poland. We interpret this movement, its actions and in particular alliance-building strategies, through the perspective of radical flanks of broader urban social movements environment.

  • 5.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Uppsala universitet.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion2016Ingår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, Vol. IX, nr 1-2, s. 46-56Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    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.

  • 6.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Valenzuela-Fuentes, Katia
    Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile.
    Kaun, Anne
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och lärande, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap.
    Housing activism: overlooked forms, practices and implications2019Ingår i: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 34, nr 10, s. 1585-1587Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 7.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES). Göteborgs universitet.
    Alliance-building and Brokerage in Contentious Politics: the Case of the Polish tenants’ movement2015Ingår i: Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe / [ed] Kerstin Jacobsson, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015, s. 195-218Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 8.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES). University of Gothenburg.
    Ann Rodenstedt: Living in the calm and safe part of the city. The socio-spatial reproduction of upper-middle class neighbourhoods in Malmö2016Ingår i: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 31, nr 1, s. 171-173Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 9.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES). Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    [Book Review:] Hirt, Sonja, A. Iron curtains: Gates, suburbs and privatization of space in the post-socialist city2014Ingår i: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 16, nr 2, s. 320-321Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 10.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Book Review: Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores: Locked In, Locked Out. Gated communities in a Puerto Rican City2015Ingår i: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 30, nr 2, s. 355-356Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 11.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Cognitive dimension in cross-movement alliances: the case of squatting and tenants’ movements in Warsaw2014Ingår i: Interface, ISSN 2009-2431, Vol. 6, nr 2, s. 328-356Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Squatting has been present in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of state socialism and Poland is pointed out as exceptional in the development of squatting in the area. However, looking closer at the squatting environment in Warsaw reveals that the movements’ successes are a result of a cross-movement alliance with the tenants’ movement. The cooperation between squatters and tenants have in a short period of time gained a strong negotiating position vis-à-vis local authorities in Warsaw. The objective of this article is to analyse the mechanisms behind the cooperation of squatters’ and the tenants’ movements and in particular the cognitive processes behind the formation of an alliance. Specific research questions posed in the article cover how the cooperation between the squatting movement and the tenants’ movement emerge in the city, and what cognitive processes characterize the cooperation. The empirical material for the study consists of altogether 40 semi-structured interviews with squatters and activists in the tenants’ movement in the city. It is argued in the article that the development of alliance formation includes processes of defining common goals, underplaying of differences, and recognizing common strength. Moreover, in order to reach the point when the alliance is formed the process of recognition of common strength needs to be successful in both movements resulting in a shared perception of empowerment.

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  • 12.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Decline and revitalization in post-communist urban context: a case of the Polish city d Gdansk2008Ingår i: Communist and post-communist studies, ISSN 0967-067X, E-ISSN 1873-6920, Vol. 41, nr 3, s. 359-374Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines how different social, economic, historical and physical conditions coincide in the formation of space and processes of decline in the period of transformation in Poland. The focus lies on a specific residential area in the centre of the Polish city of Gdansk and the question why no improvements have been done in this particular area to stop its successive decline. It is among other things argued that clear urban policy together with improved urban planning and clear legislation on ownership are needed in order to improve conditions in this and other deprived areas of the city.

  • 13.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Gated Communities and the Construction of Social Class Markers in Postsocialist Societies: The Case of Poland2010Ingår i: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, Vol. 13, nr 4, s. 421-435Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to analyze how social class markers are constructed in the discourse on gated communities in a postsocialist urban context. The case of Poland is used as an example of apost-Communist country where the number of gated communities is increasing rapidly in urban areas. The material of study consists of 50 articles published in the largest national newspaper.

    This article argues that the discourse on gated communities is constituted by and constitutes class divisions and social class markers prevalent in the country since the fall of Communism. The “new” capitalistic system with its inherent social divisions is described as creating demands for “new” forms of housing where gates function as separators, protectors, and class identifiers. Residential differentiation is a reality in Polish society, and private space has become a symbol of exclusivity and spread throughout the country along with the popularity of gated forms of housing.

  • 14.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Gated Housing as a Reflection of Public-Private Divide: on the Popularity of Gated Communities in Poland2013Ingår i: Polish Sociological Review, ISSN 1231-1413, nr 181, s. 87-102Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to suggest an explanatory set of factors to the popularity of gated housing in the Polish context. The explanation focuses on the divide between the public and the private sphere and encompasses economic, cultural and institutional explanations to the gating phenomenon. The empirical material consists of interviews, discourse analysis, a questionnaire, official reports and data, and legal regulation analysis. The Polish example display that both the remnants from the past and the contemporary ideals can be derived from the public-private divide. This divide has played a central role in the negotiations on urban space, the role of housing, and the identities and activities connected to housing and spatial issues since 1989. It is argued that the introduction of market economy followed by socioeconomic inequalities, has resulted in specific forms of creative strategies for individual actions among Poles and to the popularity of gated housing.

  • 15.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Grassroots mobilizations do occur in post-socialist civil society2013Ingår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VI, nr 2, s. 54-55Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 16.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    Increasing Enclaves of Poverty and Wealth in the City of Gdansk: The Impact from Urban Policy and Ownership Regulation?2009Ingår i: Poverty, Urbanity and Social Policy: Central and Eastern Europe Compared / [ed] Jolanta Aidukaite, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009, s. 131-145Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this chapter is to examine the reasons behind the increasing residential disparities in the city of Gdansk. Namely, I will look how the changes in urban policy, urban planning and ownership regulations have affected the development of the old and new residential areas in the city. Processes of decline and the emergence of gated communities are of main interest for illustrating urban development and specific examples of residential areas of Gdansk have been used to demonstrate the important role of urban policy and urban planning together with ownership conditions on the development in the city since the fall of communism. I argue that the lack of an explicit urban policy, including urban planning, has created enclaves of wealth and poverty in the city. Furthermore property rights’ regulations are complicated and unclear and hinder improvements of old and historical residential areas and a more integrated development of housing investments in the city.

  • 17.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Motywacje osób niezinstytucjonalizowanego sektora społecznościowego [Motivations of activists in the non-institutionalized social sector]2015Ingår i: Krajobraz spolecznosciowy - Polska 2014 [Social landscape Poland 2014] / [ed] Galia Chimiak & Iwinska, Katarzyna, Warszawa: Centrum Wspierania Aktywności Lokalnej/CAL , 2015, s. 27-46Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 18.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Parental Movements with Disparate Agendas2014Ingår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VII, nr 4, s. 60-Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
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  • 19.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES). Instituten för Bostadsforskning, Uppsala Universitet.
    Polish civil society in bloom2015Ingår i: Baltic Rim Economies, ISSN 1459-9759, nr 5, s. 42-42Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
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  • 20.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Reversing the myths on weak post-communist civil societies2013Ingår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VI, nr 3-4, s. 33-34Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 21.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Skiljelinjen mellan det offentliga och det privata: förklaringarna bakom de inhägnade bostadsområdenas popularitet i Polen2013Ingår i: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 27, nr 1, s. 7-30Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to examine the reasons behind the growing popularity ofgated communities in Poland by applying cultural, institutional and economic explanationsin the Polish context. The empirical material consists of interviews, newspaperarticles, legal acts concerning housing, official documents and a questionnaire. Thedivide between the public and private spheres is central to the explanatory model, andit is argued that it is this that has played a central role in the emergence and popularityof gated forms of housing in Poland. The introduction of a market economy and subsequentsocio-economic inequalities has resulted in specific forms of individual strategiesregarding housing preferences. It is suggested here that this specific form ofindividualism, connected with institutional shortcomings, cultural legacies and thepresent housing market, is reflected in the enclosed and private living spaces of today’s Poles.

  • 22.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    The emergence of enclaves of wealth and poverty: A sociological study of residential differentiation in post-communist Poland2011Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the fall of communism, some crucial political, economic and social changes have been taking place in the former communist societies. The objective of the thesis is to examine the processes of residential differentiation taking place in the urban landscape of the Polish city of Gdańsk after the introduction of the capitalist system. The focus is on different forms of residential differentiation and the social, economic and historical factors behind these forms. The empirical material that forms the basis of the thesis consists of interviews, newspaper articles, a questionnaire, official (national and local) reports and documents. Study I examines the way in which different social, economic, historical and physical conditions coincide in the formation of space and the processes of decline in the period of transformation in Poland. The focus lies on a specific residential area in the center of Gdańsk and the lack of improvements in this particular area, which would stop its successive decline. Study II explains the emergence of gated communities in the post-communist urban context and discusses the reasons for their increasing numbers and popularity. The main argument is that the popularity of gated communities is tightly intertwined with the communist past, emerging in reaction to the housing conditions that prevailed under communism. Study III investigates how social class markers are constructed in the discourse on gated communities in post-socialist Poland. The “new” capitalistic system, with its inherent social divisions, is described in the discourse as creating demands for “new” forms of housing, where gates function as separators, protectors and class identifiers. Study IV concentrates on the support for the formation of gated communities in the legal and regulatory framework in Poland since 1989. The paper asserts that the outcome of liberal politics and legal regulation in the country is the neglect of spatial planning and imprecise urban policies.

  • 23.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    The emergence of gated communities in post-communist urban context: and the reasons for their increasing popularity2010Ingår i: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 25, nr 3, s. 295-312Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article considers the emergence of gated communities in the post-communist urban context and discusses the reasons for their increasing numbers and popularity. Narrowing in on a Polish city, the description focuses on the forms that gated communities take and on who the residents are, as well as their motives for moving into gated housing. Other explanations for the emergence of gated communities are reviewed. Interviews with residents of gated communities, a questionnaire, and previous studies on the topic form the basis of the material used in the study. It is argued that the motives for moving to gated communities are tightly intertwined with the communist past. While Polish gated communities are obviously an effect of the spatial planning and the housing market at the national and local level, they are also emerging in reaction to the housing conditions prevailing under communism.

  • 24.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    The rise of gated neighborhoods in Poland: legal and regulatory frameworkManuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the support for the formation of gated communities in the legal and regulatory framework in Poland established since the fall of Communism in 1989. The focus is on how government policy with regard to spatial planning and housing, together with the law on property and ownership, affects the emergence and development of gated forms of housing in the country. The article argues that the outcome of liberal politics and legal regulation in the country is the result of a disregard for spatial planning and imprecise urban policies. Existing spatial plans are of a consultative nature and bear no regulatory capacity at the same time that spatial planning in the country is strongly in favor of landowners and new construction. In light of the present urban disarray, gated housing is an indirect result of neglected urban politics combined with loopholes in the regulations and pro-construction policies, which create a favorable environment for housing developers.

  • 25.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Urban Policy and the Rise of Gated Housing in Post-Socialist Poland2014Ingår i: GeoJournal, ISSN 0343-2521, E-ISSN 1572-9893, Vol. 79, nr 4, s. 407-419Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to investigate regulations regarding housing and spatial planning to determine the extent to which these have influenced the development of gated housing in Poland since 1989. The focus is on how government policy with regard to spatial planning and housing, together with the law on property and ownership, influences the emergence and development of gated forms of housing in the country. Legal regulation documents concerning issues of housing and spatial planning between 1990 and 2013 have been studied. The article argues that the liberal policies and legal regulation in the country is resulting in a disregard for spatial planning and housing, but also the lack of integrated urban policies. Existing spatial plans are of a consultative nature and bear no regulatory capacity, at the same time as housing programmes and spatial planning in the country is strongly in favor of private investors and new construction. All these shortcomings have created a differentiated housing market, one in which housing developers maximize their profits by constructing gated housing complexes, combined with a tendency among those who have the means to move to newly built housing behind gates. The long period of developer-friendly policies and governmental support of purchasers of new construction, have resulted in increased popularity of gated communities in Poland and their spread to many Polish cities.

  • 26.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi.
    The transformative power of cooperation between social movements: squatting and tenants’ movements in Poland2015Ingår i: City, ISSN 1360-4813, E-ISSN 1470-3629, Vol. 19, nr 2-3, s. 274-296Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Squatting, or the use of property without the legal permission, and tenants’ activism are under-researched areas, in particular in the post-socialist context. Poland has been pointed out as extraordinary on the map of squatting in post-socialist Europe and a considerable number of tenants’ organizations are active in the country. What is most interesting is that squatters’ and tenants’ activists are forming alliances, despite their obvious differences in their organizational models, social composition, along with the specific motives and goals of their activism. The objective of this article is to examine the relations between the tenants’ and squatting movements in Poland by studying two cities where both movements are established and closely cooperating. In particular we are interested in the transformative power of such cooperation and we assume that cooperation between social movements results in negotiations and transformations of the social movement actors involved. The empirical foundations for this article are 50 interviews, whereof 30 interviews conducted in Warsaw with squatters and tenants’ movement activists and 20 interviews conducted with activists in Poznań. Warsaw and Poznań are, moreover, two Polish cities where the squatting movement is most vibrant and where squatters and tenants have achieved some considerable successes in their activities. The article argues against previous studies emphasizing access to abundant resources and identity alignment as crucial for the mobilization of collective and collaborative action. Instead, it argues that the lack of resources might also be driving social movements towards cooperation, as a kind of compensation. Moreover, our cases demonstrate that ideology and identity alignment in social movements create stagnation with regard to openness towards new allies. We therefore argue that a high degree of identity alignment and ideological consistency might discourage the formation of new alliances.

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  • 27.
    Tsenkova, Sasha
    et al.
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada .
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Sociologi. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Between state and market: housing policy and housing transformation in post-socialist cities2014Ingår i: GeoJournal, ISSN 0343-2521, E-ISSN 1572-9893, Vol. 79, nr 4, s. 401-405Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 28. Valenzuela - Fuentes, Katia
    et al.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Uppsala universitet.
    Kaun, Anne
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och lärande, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap. Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    The right to housing in theory and in practice: going beyond the West2017Ingår i: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, ISSN 2009-2431, Vol. 9, nr 1, s. 359-367Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last three decades processes of urban development have spread speedily across the globe, transforming hundreds of cities into primary sites for the implementation of a neoliberal agenda. As expected, this global phenomenon brings with it a number of negative consequences for the lives of disadvantaged urban residents. Privatization and commercialization of public space and housing stocks, increasing gentrification of neighbourhoods and deregulation of the housing sector are only a few examples of the adverse scenario that people from less well-off backgrounds have to face. These processes constitute capital-driven strategies that have been enforced by displacing, evicting, marginalizing and criminalizing communities who are, at the same time excluded from any participation in the decision-making process of the urban restructuring. These actions, carried out by corporations, investors and developers and closely backed up by entrepreneurial governments (Mayer, 2009) or “centaur-states” (Wacquant, 2012) are embedded in an accelerated process of accumulation by dispossession (Harvey, 2008) that has exacerbated inequality and widened the gap between the rich and the poor. The effects of this growing polarization in the distribution of power and wealth can be easilyobserved in the spatial forms of the cities, in which gated communities, glittering city centre developments and privatized areas under non-stop surveillance coexist in sharp separation with favelas, precarious and informal settlements and impoverished working class neighbourhoods (Harvey, 2012; Lipman, 2011).

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