Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas

"The transformations taking place in East Central Europe after 1989 went incredibly fast and spread to all aspects of society. While the process of transformation was considered a success by many (particularly those outside of the region), it was also experienced as a crisis to many. Despite a growing awareness of the crucial role of urban entrepreneurs and local office holders in privatization, little attention has been paid to rural communities in East Central Europe. Nigel Swain aims to change that in his work on Green barons, force-of-circumstance entrepreneurs and impotent mayors. It is a stunning collection of case studies which helps elucidate the lived experience of transition in rural areas in the early 1990s."
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Nigel Swain
$105.00 / €90.00 / £85.00