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Geographic impacts of the political: Dealing with nationalised housing in Romania
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2005 (English)In: Political Geography, Vol. 24, no 5, 545-567 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of democratisation in the early 1990s, the governments in Central and East Europe had to decide how to deal with property that had been confiscated from private owners under state socialism. A heated debate arose as to who should be entitled to become the rightful owners of confiscated properties; former owners or current users? On the one hand, the ways in which property was redistributed reflect the ideologies of the new ruling elites. Nationalised properties have to a varying extent been re-privatised by means of restitution, i.e. a return to pre-socialist owners, and public sale to current users of these properties. On the other hand, the spatial impacts of re-privatisation, in terms of ownership patterns, may vary between local place-contexts. Proceeding from a critical realist approach, this article examines the spatial impacts of the political dealing and local implementation practices associated with the process of re-privatisation of nationalised housing in post-socialist Romania.

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2005. Vol. 24, no 5, 545-567 p.
Keyword [en]
CE, Romania, re-privatisation, restitution, place-context, critical realism
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-24097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-24097DiVA: diva2:51871
Available from: 2007-02-02 Created: 2007-02-02 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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