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Disrupted Landscapes : State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania (Hardcover)
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"The fall of the Soviet Union was a transformative event for the national political economies of Eastern Europe, leading not only to new regimes of ownership and development but to dramatic changes in the natural world itself. This painstakingly researched volume focuses on the emblematic case of postsocialist Romania, in which the transition from collectivization to privatization profoundly reshaped the nation's forests, farmlands, and rivers. From bureaucrats abetting illegal deforestation to peasants opposing government agricultural policies, it reveals the social and political mechanisms by which neoliberalism was introduced into the Romanian landscape; 'This is clearly the best study on the environmental history of Romania published to date. It is aparagon of vivid, illustrative, and intimate local history combined with an international outlook'--Joachim Radkau, Universitèat Bielefeld; 'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Disrupted Landscapes takes a broad view of the transformations taking place in rural Romania in the second part of the 2000s. It presents one of the most finely granulated pictures of the workings of power in rural settings'--Diana Mincyte, The City University of New York-New York City College of Technology"--From publisher's website.
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science, History
Sub-Genre: Environmental Economics, Europe / Eastern, Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Series Title: Environment in History: International Perspectives
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Stefan Dorondel
Street Date: March 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-5786
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