Cities After Socialism is the first substantial andauthoritative analysis of the role of cities in the transition tocapitalism that is occurring in the former communist states ofEaster Europe and the Soviet Union. It will be of equal value tourban specialists and to those who have a more general interest inthe most dramatic socio-political event of the contemporary era -the collapse of state socialism. Written by an international groupof leading experts in the field, Cities after socialism asks andanswers some crucial questions about the nature of the emergentpost-socialist urban system and the conflicts and inequalitieswhich are being generated by the processes of change now occurring.
About the Author
Gregory Andrusz,is Reader in Sociology at MiddlesexUniversity.Michael Harloeis Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic &Research, Professor of Sociology at Essex University.Ivan Szelenyi is Professor of Sociology at UCLA.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
1. Cities in the Transition: Michael Harloe.
2. Structural Change and Boundary Instability: GregoryAndrusz.
3. The Socialist City: David Smith.
4. Urbanisation under Socialism: Georgy Enyedi.
5. Privatisation and its Discontents: Property Rights in Landand Housing in the transition in Eastern Europe: Peter Marcuse.
6. Housing Privatisation in the Former Soviet Bloc to 1995:Raymond J. Struyk.
7. From the Socialist to the Capitalist City - Experiences fromGermany: Hartmut Haussermann.
8. Environmental and Housing Movements in Cities afterSocialism: The Cases of Budapest and Moscow: Chris Pickvance.
9. A New Movement in an Ideological Vacuum: Nationalism inEastern Europe: Klaus von Beyme.
10. Cities Under Socialism: and After: Ivan Szelenyi.