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Polanska, D. V., Backvall, K., Richard, Å. & Molina, I. (2024). Predatory commodification and housing renovation. Journal of Urban Affairs, 46(4), 682-700
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Predatory commodification and housing renovation
2024 (English)In: Journal of Urban Affairs, ISSN 0735-2166, E-ISSN 1467-9906, Vol. 46, no 4, p. 682-700Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores the renovation of housing governed by two tenure formsin Sweden, rental and cooperative housing. Based on a relational approach,we argue that despite requiring a similar need of maintenance at regularintervals, renovation in rental housing takes a substantially different formcompared to cooperatives, regarding the extent of the work, the involvement of, and the outcome for, the residents. With the concept of predatoryhousing commodification, we aim at examining how the process of housingrenovation is organized, what driving forces motivate renovations, along with how it impacts affected residents. Our contribution is twofold: firstly,we conceptualize renovation of housing as a commodifying process, withinthe realm of financialization, most often carried out brutally and contributingto housing inequality; secondly, our contribution is empirical as it covershousing renovation from a relational and contrasting perspective in a fieldthat is still under-studied in the Scandinavian context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2024
Keywords
Housing, affordable housing, inequality, predatory commodification, renovation, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49728 (URN)10.1080/07352166.2022.2088375 (DOI)000842114900001 ()2-s2.0-85136124530 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00061
Available from: 2022-08-24 Created: 2022-08-24 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. V. (2024). Tenants' movements in Europe: From working-class struggles to marginalization. In: Anna Domaradzka; Pierre Hamel (Ed.), Handbook on Urban Social Movements: (pp. 97-113). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tenants' movements in Europe: From working-class struggles to marginalization
2024 (English)In: Handbook on Urban Social Movements / [ed] Anna Domaradzka; Pierre Hamel, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024, p. 97-113Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Tenants’ movements have been part of European history for over one hundred years and are still unevenly studied. They developed in reaction to the housing shortages and poor living conditions at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century and were closely linked to the labour movements of this period. Tenants’ mobilizations developed differently in various national contexts and achieved varying degrees of success. In many cases they succeeded in making an impact on the living conditions of the working classes by demanding affordable housing and improved housing standards. Their development in recent decades has, however, been affected by the commodification of housing and the recurrent political and economic crises, which are interlinked and affect collective mobilization and identification among tenants. As the housing crisis deepens across Europe, fuelled by housing financialization, climate and economic crises, tenants are again mobilizing – this time from a more marginal position than ever.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024
Keywords
Tenants’ movements, Housing, Neoliberal policy, Financialization, Europe
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53770 (URN)10.4337/9781839109652.00013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85188774769 (Scopus ID)9781839109652 (ISBN)9781839109645 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-04-02 Created: 2024-04-02 Last updated: 2024-04-02Bibliographically approved
Blackwell, T., Holgersen, S., Polanska, D. V., Richard, Å., Rolf, H. & Wallstam, M. (2023). Kris i bostadsfrågan: för en solidarisk bostadspolitik. Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kris i bostadsfrågan: för en solidarisk bostadspolitik
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2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under de senaste decennierna har fastighetsägare, byggbolag, banker och riskkapitalister tjänat enorma summor på bostäder, medan andra förlorat sina hem eller sett sina bostads­kostnader öka kraftigt. Den sociala bostadspolitiken har övergivits, hemlösheten har ökat och bostadsstandarden har försämrats. Samtidigt har det finansiella systemet blivit centrerat kring en bolånespiral som har gjort hushållen och den svenska ekonomin otroligt sårbara.

Sverige behöver ett nytt, socialt och klimatanpassat bostads­system, men ett sådant kan bara åstadkommas genom radikala förändringar. Utifrån en gedigen genomgång av över hundra års svensk bostadshistoria analyserar "Kris i bostadsfrågan" orsakerna till och konsekvenserna av att bostadens bruksvärde helt har kommit att överskuggas av dess bytesvärde, och föreslår hur den pågående krisen – med radikala förändringar i politik, finans och byggande – skulle kunna demonteras och utgöra grunden för ett nytt bostadssystem, där alla människors behov av ett hem står i centrum.

Forskarkollektivet Fundament består av Dominika V. Polanska (Södertörns högskola), Åse Richard (Uppsala universitet), Ståle Holgersen (Örebro universitet), Timothy Blackwell (Uppsala universitet), Maria Wallstam (Upp­sala universitet), Hannes Rolf (Stockholms universitet).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2023. p. 316
Keywords
Bostadspolitik, bostadsfinansiering, bostadsbyggande
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52799 (URN)9789171736802 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00049Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-01613
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-05Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. (2023). Legal Geographies of Displacement through Renovation: Legal Interpretative Practices in Sweden. Antipode, 55(6), 1877-1897
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Legal Geographies of Displacement through Renovation: Legal Interpretative Practices in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Antipode, ISSN 0066-4812, E-ISSN 1467-8330, Vol. 55, no 6, p. 1877-1897Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How the legal is implicated in the production of space and how displacement is both a material and discursive process stands at the fore of this study. The aim is to examine how the law is interpreted in cases of approval of renovation of rental housing and how these interpretations are articulated, presented, and justified in the Swedish context. Questions on what definitions and justifications are used in the interpretative legal practice are linked to processes of discursive displacement of tenants. It is argued that the unequal relationship between property owners and tenants is sustained in this legal practice through the techniques of abstracting, naturalising, and shifting responsibility, and uncritically reproducing financial logics, thus contributing to discursive displacement of tenants. The arguments of tenants are silenced and circumscribed with economic and technical reasons, along with narrow and vague definitions, reflecting a position of privilege, and reproducing the politics of property. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
displacement, legal geographies, legal interpretative practice, renovation, Sweden
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51830 (URN)10.1111/anti.12957 (DOI)001004467700001 ()2-s2.0-85161275181 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00049
Note

Correspondence Address: D.V. Polanska; School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden; email: dominika.polanska@sh.se

Available from: 2023-06-28 Created: 2023-06-28 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. V. (2023). Legitimizing and Enacting Contradictory Ideals: Squatting in Sweden in the 1980s. In: Helena Hill; Andrés Brink Pinto (Ed.), Social Movements in 1980s Sweden: (pp. 55-80). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Legitimizing and Enacting Contradictory Ideals: Squatting in Sweden in the 1980s
2023 (English)In: Social Movements in 1980s Sweden / [ed] Helena Hill; Andrés Brink Pinto, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 55-80Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Squatting in Sweden peaked in the 1980s. Stockholm and Gothenburg were the epicenters, among other smaller towns throughout the country. Researchers identified punk music, influences from abroad, anarchist ideas and the emergence of urban social movements as central to the increase in squatting during this decade. Only a fragmented picture of squatting events has been presented until now, however, often at the city level and during a limited period. This perspective fails to connect squatting actions across the country, and beyond its borders. Departing from the approach to squatting as a form of contentious repertoire, I will analyze how squatters negotiated and legitimized their actions, and in relation to different opponents. Special attention is given to the contradictions caused by different and sometimes contradictory ideals in the communication of the significance of squatting. Based on materials produced by the squatters and other secondary materials, this chapter explores the arenas of interactions, or fields where contentious actors interact within their own group or movement, or with the authorities and the police.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, ISSN 2634-6559
Keywords
Squatting, Social movements, Repertoires, Non-violence, Sweden
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51413 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-27370-4_3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85158119064 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-27369-8 (ISBN)978-3-031-27370-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-03 Created: 2023-05-03 Last updated: 2023-05-22Bibliographically approved
Thörn, H. & Polanska, D. V. (2023). Responsibilizing renovation: governing strategies and resistance in the context of the transformation of Swedish housing policy. City, 27(1-2), 209-231
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Responsibilizing renovation: governing strategies and resistance in the context of the transformation of Swedish housing policy
2023 (English)In: City, ISSN 1360-4813, E-ISSN 1470-3629, Vol. 27, no 1-2, p. 209-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the emerging body of literature in the field of urban studies that addresses the classical ‘division of labour’ between analyses of the workings of urban power at the macro- and micro-levels. Our theoretical framework aims to capture how processes of power are exercised in processes of urban restructuring. In the field of gentrification studies there have been calls for theoretical developments based on analyses of various local contexts in which rent gaps may be exploited in similar yet varied ways. We contribute to this discussion through an analysis of governing strategies and protests linked to urban restructuring in the context of the so-called Million Programme in Sweden’s two largest cities. In particular, we address the consequences of public housing companies being forced to operate according to ‘business principles’. Importantly, we demonstrate how advanced liberal government, under the influence of neoliberal ideology, has largely worked through a process of responsibilization. We discern a chain of responsibilization leading from the macro-, via the meso-, to the micro-level – ultimately involving the individual tenant; and highlight how a struggle that we call a politics of responsibility has taken place around each link in the chain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
gentrification, governmentality, territorial stigmatization, urban restructuring, rent gap, renovation, responsibilization, urban governance, protests, Sweden
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51060 (URN)10.1080/13604813.2023.2170694 (DOI)2-s2.0-85148607484 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00191
Available from: 2023-02-21 Created: 2023-02-21 Last updated: 2023-06-13Bibliographically approved
Thörn, H., Bogdanova, E., Polanska, D. V. & Soneryd, L. (Eds.). (2023). Standardhöjning eller underhåll?: Deltagande och hållbarhet i renoveringar av hyresbostäder. Stockholm: Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor, Stockholms universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standardhöjning eller underhåll?: Deltagande och hållbarhet i renoveringar av hyresbostäder
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Rapporten redovisar resultaten från ett forskningsprojekt som studerat och analyserat hyresgästers deltagande i renoveringar av hyreshus, byggda huvudsakligen under perioden 1960 – 1975. Projektets syfte har varit att undersöka om, i vilken utsträckning och hur, hyresgästers inflytande påverkar hur renoveringar uppfyller de hållbarhetsmål som anges under rubriken Hållbara städer och samhällen på Agenda 2030. Vi har specifikt intresserat oss för två aspekter i delmål 11. För det första gäller det ambitionen att skapa en inkluderande och hållbar urbanisering och en deltagandebaserad, integrerad och hållbar planering och förvaltning av bostäder. För det andra gäller det målet att skapa ekonomiskt överkomliga bostäder för alla. Med denna utgångspunkt ställer vi frågor om 1) hur hyresgäster bjuds in till dialoger i renoveringsprocesser, och i vilken mån detta inbegriper konflikter mellan olika intressenter, 2) hur hyresgäster självorganiserar för att påverka renoveringar och hur relationen ser ut mellan denna självorganisering och den av fastighetsägaren organiserade dialogen, 3) vad hyresgästerna önskar ha inflytande över, och vilket inflytande de får rent faktiskt, samt 4) hur dialogen och självorganiseringen påverkar uppmärksammandet och hanterandet av social, ekologisk och ekonomisk hållbarhet i renoveringen.

Vi lägger i rapporten vikt vid politisk styrning och förändringar på bostadspolitikens och stadsutvecklingens område eftersom ett övergripande resultat är att samråd och hyresgästers möjligheter till inflytande vid renoveringar är kraftigt begränsade och att detta till väsentliga delar är en effekt av strukturella villkor. Det gäller framför allt de villkor som ges av de förändringar av den nationella bostadspolitiken som ägt rum sedan 1990-talet. En viktig slutsats med avseende på deltagande i renovering är att hyresgästers självorganisering avsevärt förbättrar möjligheterna till inflytande över renoveringsprocessen. Framför allt har vi sett ett inflytande som resulterat i: 1) mindre omfattande renovering och därmed lägre hyreshöjning; 2) införande av olika renoverings- (och därmed hyres-) nivåer, 3) intrappning av den nya hyransamt 4) påverkan på utformningen av förändringar på fasader och gårdar. Med avseende på hållbarhet betonar vi att tidsperspektiven måste vara tydliga – hur länge och för vem ska något vara hållbart? Vidare måste maktrelationer explicitgöras och balanseras – vem kan ha inflytande på boendesituationen, och vilka perspektiv och kunskaper avgör vad som anses hållbart?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor, Stockholms universitet, 2023. p. 68
Series
Scores rapportserie, ISSN 1404-5052 ; 2023:1
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51084 (URN)978-91-88833-25-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Deltagande i renovering: Mot ett ekologiskt, socialt och ekonomiskt hållbart miljonprogram?
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2023-02-23 Created: 2023-02-23 Last updated: 2023-02-23Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. (2022). Book Review: Paul Lichterman, How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles [Review]. Sociology, 56(2), 407-409
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: Paul Lichterman, How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles
2022 (English)In: Sociology, ISSN 0038-0385, E-ISSN 1469-8684, Vol. 56, no 2, p. 407-409Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46482 (URN)10.1177/00380385211035605 (DOI)000694251400001 ()
Available from: 2021-09-24 Created: 2021-09-24 Last updated: 2022-06-01Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. V. (2022). Hyresgästers rättigheter vid renovering: var brister praktiken?. In: Jonas Nygren (Ed.), Kan Sverige renovera bostäder hållbart?: (pp. 12-19). Stockholm: Bostad 2030
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyresgästers rättigheter vid renovering: var brister praktiken?
2022 (Swedish)In: Kan Sverige renovera bostäder hållbart? / [ed] Jonas Nygren, Stockholm: Bostad 2030 , 2022, p. 12-19Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bostad 2030, 2022
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49731 (URN)
Available from: 2022-08-24 Created: 2022-08-24 Last updated: 2022-08-29Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D. (2022). Hyresgästers rättigheter vid renoveringar: hyresnämndens praxis och rätten att bo kvar. In: Bengtsson, Bo; Holdo, Markus; Holmqvist, Emma (Ed.), Allas rätt till bostad: Marknadens begränsningar och samhällets ansvar. Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyresgästers rättigheter vid renoveringar: hyresnämndens praxis och rätten att bo kvar
2022 (Swedish)In: Allas rätt till bostad: Marknadens begränsningar och samhällets ansvar / [ed] Bengtsson, Bo; Holdo, Markus; Holmqvist, Emma, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2022
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50371 (URN)9789171736604 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00049
Available from: 2022-12-14 Created: 2022-12-14 Last updated: 2022-12-20Bibliographically approved
Projects
Challenging the myths of weak civil society in post-socialist settings: ‘Unexpected’ alliances and mobilizations in the field of housing activism in Poland [10/2014_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Polanska, D., Rolf, H. & Springfeldt, S. (2021). Special issue introduction: Tenants organizing: precarization and resistance. Radical Housing Journal, 3(1), 121-129Polanska, D. (2020). Going against institutionalization: New forms of urban activism in Poland. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(2), 176-187Martinez, M. A. & Polanska, D. (2020). Squatting and Urban Commons: Creating Alternatives to Neoliberalism. PArticipation and COnflict, 3(13), 1244-1251Polanska, D., Valenzuela-Fuentes, K. & Kaun, A. (2019). Housing activism: overlooked forms, practices and implications. Housing Studies, 34(10), 1585-1587Polanska, D. & Piotrowski, G. (2018). Rozwój skłotingu w Polsce: lokalne różnice oraz znaczenie spójności i trwałości. In: Dominika V. Polanska, Grzegorz Piotrowski and Miguel A. Martínez (Ed.), Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji: (pp. 49-73). European Solidarity CentrePolanska, D., Martinez, M. & Piotrowski, G. (2018). Wstęp. In: Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji : (pp. 5-20). European Solidarity CentrePiotrowski, G. & Polanska, D. (2018). Zakończenie. In: Dominika V. Polanska, Grzegorz Piotrowski and Miguel A. Martínez (Ed.), Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji: (pp. 149-159). European Solidarity CentreValenzuela - Fuentes, K., Polanska, D. & Kaun, A. (2017). The right to housing in theory and in practice: going beyond the West. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 9(1), 359-367Polanska, D. V. & Piotrowski, G. (2016). Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion. Baltic Worlds, IX(1-2), 46-56Piotrowski, G. & Polanska, D. V. (2016). Radical Urban Movements in Poland: the case of squatting. Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, 17(1), 53-69
The Social Mechanisms of Creating Memberless Civil Society Organizations in Poland, Russia and Sweden [2014-01557_VR]; Södertörn University; Publications
Kravchenko, Z., Kings, L. & Jezierska, K. (2022). Introduction. In: Zhanna Kravchenko; Lisa Kings; Katarzyna Jezierska (Ed.), Resourceful Civil Society: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Civil Society Organizations (pp. 1-34). Cham: Palgrave MacmillanKravchenko, Z. (2022). Liberty, Loyalty, and Solidarity: The Role of Transnational, National, and Local Resources in Voluntary Organizations in Russia. In: Zhanna Kravchenko; Lisa Kings; Katarzyna Jezierska (Ed.), Resourceful Civil Society: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Civil Society Organizations (pp. 269-294). Cham: Palgrave MacmillanKings, L. (2022). Navigating Contemporary Developments in Swedish Civil Society: The Case of Save the Children Sweden. In: Zhanna Kravchenko; Lisa Kings; Katarzyna Jezierska (Ed.), Resourceful Civil Society: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Civil Society Organizations (pp. 195-216). Cham: Palgrave MacmillanKravchenko, Z., Jezierska, K., Gumkowska, M., Charycka, B. & Szafranek, M. (2022). Polish Human Rights Organizations: Resisting Institutional Pressures. In: Zhanna Kravchenko; Lisa Kings; Katarzyna Jezierska (Ed.), Resourceful Civil Society: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Civil Society Organizations (pp. 93-120). Cham: Palgrave MacmillanKravchenko, Z., Kings, L. & Jezierska, K. (Eds.). (2022). Resourceful Civil Society: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Civil Society Organizations. Cham: Palgrave MacmillanKings, L. & Kravchenko, Z. (2018). Civilsamhällets rationalisering i Sverige och Ryssland (1ed.). In: Stefan Sjöberg, Päivi Turunen (Ed.), Samhällsarbete: Aktörer, arenor och perspektiv (pp. 299-319). Lund: Studentlitteratur ABPolanska Vergara, D. (2015). Polish civil society in bloom. Baltic Rim Economies (5), 42-42
Sustaining Civil Society in the Context of Multiple Crises: Hubs of Engagement in Central and Eastern Europe and Sweden [22-GP-0001_OS]; Södertörn University
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