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  • 1.
    Hajighasemi, Ali
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Hort, Sven E. O.
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Axelsson, Christina
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Lawson, Adolphe
    Södertörns högskola, Statsvetenskap.
    Lindholm, Teresa
    Lindström, Jonas
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Ljungar, Erik
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Nilsson, Jenny
    Södertörns högskola, Arkeologi.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Vadelius, Elin
    Ålund, Anna
    Södertörns högskola.
    Experiment, motstånd, makt: det kommunala integrationsarbetet och storstadssatsningen i Södertälje2006Report (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Jezierska, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Univ Gothenburg, Ctr European Res CERGU, Dept Polit Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Social Movements Seen as Radical Political Actors:: The Case of the Polish Tenants’ Movement2018In: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 683-696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article casts new light on the processes of collective claims and identity formation in social movements, with the help of the radical political framework of Laclau and Mouffe (Hegemony and socialist strategy: towards a radical democratic politics, Verso, London, 2001). Polish tenants, classified as “losers” of transition and marginalized in the mainstream discourse, nevertheless act collectively, mobilizing alliances with other democratic struggles and thus challenge the hegemony of neoliberal dogmas in the country. The very fact of mobilization of a socially and economically deprived group demanding the right to the city is provocative in the studied context. The empirical foundations of our study are 20 in-depth semi-structured interviews conducted with Polish tenants’ activists cross-referenced with media material produced by and about the movement, and previous studies on the topic. The contribution of this article is twofold: it combines social movement theory with radical political framework and fills the empirical gap in the body of literature on social movements in post-socialist Europe.

  • 3.
    Papakostas, Apostolis
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Ett låst samhälle?2009In: Från klass till organisation: en resa genom det sociala landskapet / [ed] Christine Roman & Lars Udehn, Malmö: Liber , 2009Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Sweden.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Radical Urban Movements in Poland – the case of squatting2016In: Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, ISSN 2084-2937, E-ISSN 2354-0389, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 53-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Radical social movements are more and more often the subject of academic inquiry, where their agenda, identity-building processes and repertoires of action are examined vis a vis the dominant discursive opportunity structures. The case study presented in this article is the squatting movement in Poland. We interpret this movement, its actions and in particular alliance-building strategies, through the perspective of radical flanks of broader urban social movements environment.

  • 5.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    et al.
    European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Zakończenie2018In: Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji / [ed] Dominika V. Polanska, Grzegorz Piotrowski, Miguel A. Martínez, Gdansk: European Solidarity Centre , 2018, p. 149-159Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Inside Sweden’s housing crisis: When renovation means eviction2017In: The ConversationArticle, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Polanska, Dominika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Rozwój skłotingu w Polsce: lokalne różnice oraz znaczenie spójności i trwałości2018In: Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji, Gdansk: European Solidarity Centre , 2018, p. 49-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Chimiak, Galia
    Polish Acad Sci, Inst Philosophy & Sociol, Warsaw, Poland.
    Organizing without organizations: on informal social activism in Poland2016In: International journal of sociology and social policy, ISSN 0144-333X, E-ISSN 1758-6720, Vol. 36, no 9-10, p. 662-679Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine motivations of social activists in informal initiatives and to understand why they opt for this more spontaneous and self-organized activism while openly defying the hitherto established way of founding non-governmental organizations. Design/methodology/approach - On the basis of a case study of Poland, which had one of the most vibrant civil societies in the socialist region, it is argued that the characteristics ascribed to the functioning of civil society after the toppling of socialism are not reflected in its more recent state. A broader definition of civil society and social activism is suggested to include new types of informal activism, which tend to be over-looked and under-studied. The analysis is built on qualitative and quantitative data gathered in 2014-2015. Findings - The argument put forward is that un-institutionalized engagement is qualitatively different from its formal and institutionalized counterpart. The recent growth of informal activism is indicative of a rebirth of communitarian engagement in Polish civil society and a reaction to the underside of its institutionalization. Originality/value - In spite of the seminal role played by societal self-organization in the overturning of the socialist system in Eastern European countries, the development of civil society in the region after 1989 has been repeatedly described as passive and characterized by distrustful or individualist attitudes. However, these civil societies have been changing since, and these more recent developments have been neglected by scholars.

  • 9.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Chimiak, Galia
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.
    Polish citizens turn theirback on NGOs and embrace community activism2017In: The ConversationArticle, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Martinez, Miguel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Department of Sociology.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland.
    Wstęp2018In: Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji / [ed] Dominika V. Polanska, Grzegorz Piotrowski, Miguel A. Martínez, Gdansk: European Solidarity Centre , 2018, p. 5-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    Södertörns Högskola.
    Local differences and the importance of cohesion2016In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 9, no 1-2, p. 46-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two Polish cities, Warsaw and Poznań, are studied in the article to examine how external structures are handled and used by squatters in these two settings. The aim is to analyze opportunity structures that condition the emergence and development of squatting and how squatters respond to and utilize these opportunities. Our ambition is to understand why squatting has developed differently in the two cities by emphasizing the duration and cohesion of the squatting scene as pivotal for the different trajectories of squatting. It is argued in the article that the durability of the squatting environment abates tendencies to open the squatting scene to external coalitions and establish more institutionalized forms of political struggle.

  • 12.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Piotrowski, GrzegorzEuropean Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland.Martinez, Miguel
    Skłoting w Europie Środkowej i Rosji2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [pl]

    Skłoting – czyli zajmowanie pustostanów bez zgody ich właścicieli – jest od dawna przedmiotem akademickiej dyskusji. Jednak ten fenomen nie doczekał się jeszcze kompleksowego ujęcia z perspektywy Europy Środkowej. Niniejszy raport jest pierwszą tego rodzaju próbą w języku polskim. Autorzy tekstów nie tylko przedstawiają genealogie tego zjawiska w Budapeszcie, Wilnie, Pradze, Poznaniu, Warszawie czy Petersburgu, ale także podejmują debatę z aktualną literaturą przedmiotu, analizując to zjawisko z różnych perspektyw.

  • 13.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Richard, Åse
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Narratives of a fractured trust in the Swedish model: Tenants’ emotions of renovation2019In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 141-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research shows there is a current wave of housing renovation in Swedish cities, where private as well as public rental housing companies use “renoviction,” or displacement through renovation, as a profit-driven strategy. This article focuses on emotions and renoviction, in particular the emotions of tenants currently facing forced renovations, in Sweden. We discuss how power is reproduced and questioned, and illustrate methods used by housing companies to carry out extensive renovation. The following questions have guided our analysis: What kinds of emotions are evoked among tenants experiencing an extensive, top-down and costly renovation? What particular injustices and violations are identified by the tenants in this situation? How can these violations be understood in relation to the current housing policy? Our research is qualitative and builds on semi-structured interviews with tenants as well as extensive ethnographic work in a neighborhood undergoing renovation, followed by steeply increased rents. We use the metaphor of “fractured trust” to conceptualize the emotional reaction of tenants, and argue that citizens´ trust in the Swedish welfare system is being broken locally, in the wake of ongoing top-down renovation processes, by use of a rationality that does not take into consideration tenants’ perspectives and needs. We conclude that anxiety, angst, anger, and loss, attached together in a common feeling of shock, were the most prevalent emotions expressed and were described by tenants as a response to unfair treatment. In the interviews, a complex set of violations performed by the housing company in a renoviction neighborhood is brought to the forefront here, and set in this context of systemic violence exerted against tenants in contemporary Sweden.

  • 14.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörnshögskola .
    Alliance-building and Brokerage in Contentious Politics: the Case of the Polish tenants’ movement.2015In: Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. / [ed] Kerstin Jacobsson, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörns högskola .
    Book review: Living in the calm and safe part of the city.: The socio-spatial reproduction of upper-middle class neighbourhoods in Malmö.2015In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Södertörns högskola.
    Contentious Politics and the Welfare State : Squatting in Sweden2019 (ed. 1st)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book outlines the history of squatting in Sweden and analyzes the conditions under which squatting has intensified and declined in the country between 1968 and 2017. With close attention to the relationship between civil society and the state in the Swedish context, and the manner in which this relationship, together with attendant political, media and movement-based discourses, shapes the possibilities that exist for collective action, the author draws on two key concepts – those of the narrative of consensus and discourse – to present an analysis of squatting as a form of contentious politics and the “successful” story of civil society development as decisive for its emergence and development in the country. A study of the way in which confrontational actors question both the property relations inherent in capitalism and the authority of the welfare state and its institutions, Contentious Politics and the Welfare State will appeal to social scientists with interests in urban studies, political sociology, squatting, social movements and the relationship between the welfare state and contentious social actors.

  • 17.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Going against institutionalization: New forms of urban activism in Poland2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Going against institutionalization: New forms of urban activism in Poland2018In: Journal of Urban Affairs, ISSN 0735-2166, E-ISSN 1467-9906Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first decade after the fall of state socialism in Poland was characterized by moderate aspirations to reform or oppose the dominant (neoliberal) rhetoric by social movements in the country. In the last decade, a turn toward more informal grassroots activity has been observed by scholars, above all in the field of urban activism. This article looks into this recent development in urban activism and focuses especially on the hitherto neglected grassroots, noninstitutionalized, and nonformalized forms of activism that take place in Polish cities aimed at urban change. It will be argued that this form of urban activism developed as a reaction to professionalization and NGO-ization of social movements, defying the (until now) established forms of organizing collectively. The analysis is built on qualitative data gathered in 2014–2015, including 36 in-depth interviews with urban activists in informal initiatives and groups in different Polish cities.

  • 19.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Going beyond the myths on post-socialist civil societies2016In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 34-35Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Marginalizing discourses and activists’ strategies in collective identity formation: The case of Polish tenants’ movement2017In: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland / [ed] Kerstin Jacobsson; Elzbieta Korolczuk, Berghahn Books, 2017, p. 176-199Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter examines an increasingly important and interesting type ofcivil society activism, tenants’ activism, which has been understudied thusfar and whose members struggle for legitimacy for their claims in the publicsphere. The aim is to study how this kind of activism has been delegitimizedin public discourse and how tenants’ activists struggle for legitimization.The ambition is to broaden the understanding of civil society activism bystudying how conventionally excluded forms of activism and groups functionand struggle for change.

  • 21.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörns högskola .
    Motywacje osób niezinstytucjonalizowanego sektora społecznościowego [Motivations of activists in the non-institutionalized social sector].2015In: Krajobraz spolecznosciowy Polska 2014 [Social landscape Poland 2014]. / [ed] Iwinska, K. & Chimiak, G, Warszawa: CAL , 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Neoliberal Post-Socialist Urban Transformation and the Emergence of Urban Social Movements in Poland2016In: Urban Uprisings: Challenging Neoliberal Urbanism in Europe / [ed] Margit Mayer, Catharina Thörn, Håkan Thörn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. 311-334Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Organizing social and spatial boundaries.: Squatting's material practicies and social relationships2016In: Human Geography, ISSN 1942-7786, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 30-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The prerequisites for squatting are somewhat different from other social movements. Most squatters tend to live (literally reside) in their movement and risk being overwhelmed and burnt-out by the intensity and emotional involvement of this kind of activism. The fact that squatters’ struggles revolve around a physical place, which in itself is a form of protest, and that the most involved activists are expected to locate their everyday lives to this place, puts a lot of pressure on the squatters and the way they handle their social relationships or more material practices and needs.

    The aim of this article is to examine how social and spatial boundaries are regulated and organized by squatters and to discuss how the spaces within squats are regulated and how the boundaries are negotiated by the squatting activists in light of these spaces being the ‘embodiment’ of the squatting movement requiring some special organizational measures to create order and avoid conflicts that could lead to the movement’s decline. The squatting movement in Warsaw will serve as an example, and its recent development and internal diversification will be used to illustrate the importance of organization of social and spatial boundaries. I will also discuss the reverse effects of the refinement of the boundaries resulting in the creation of hierarchies and processes of exclusion, seclusion, inflexibility and impenetrability faced by squatters in the studied case.

    The material for this study is based on 20 semi-structured interviews with squatters’ activists conducted in 2013. The theoretical framework of the study is combining a social movement approach with organizational theory. I argue that squatting, as any social movement, should be analysed as intersecting social orders of networks, institutions and organizations, as it needs to create organizational measures, use dominant institutional order(s) and/or create new shared norms and beliefs, alongside founding its activity on networks of trust, horizontality and reciprocity, in order to function smoothly and not exhaust its current resources (social, symbolic, material).

  • 24.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Reclaiming Inclusive Politics: Squatting in Sweden 1968-20162017In: Trespass: a journal about squatting, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 36-72Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Squatting, or the use of property without authorization, can take many formsin different contexts. It has been used as both a means in a struggle for amore just city by redistributing resources, and a goal in itself. In Sweden,the first squatting attempts occurred in late 1960s, in the same period asmany other squatting attempts in Northern and Western Europe. Theobjective of this paper is to outline the history of squatting in Sweden.Currently, there is no systematic and comprehensive research on this matter,and aside from presenting a historical outline of squatting, the ambition is topresent a typology of goals or main motivations behind squatting in Swedenbetween 1968 and 2016. The analysis is qualitative and based on dataproduced by and about squatting activists and gathered from national andlocal news media, alternative leftist news media, thematic magazines,documentary films, material produced by the studied groups (pamphlets,Internet-based websites and blogs), a transcript of a debate on the topic ofsquatting in Sweden including activists involved in squatting, along withprevious research on the topic. It is argued that it is important to studyshort-term and demonstrative squatting as it has the ability to uncover howsquatting is used as a technique, and thus contribute to a betterunderstanding of the phenomenon. I distinguish between the goals ofproviding housing, preserving areas from clearance and demolition,protecting areas from environmental threats, creating free spaces foractivities, and criticizing national (welfare) politics. Furthermore, it ismaintained that despite its short-lived character Swedish squatting has beencontinuous with a low frequency, and overtly political in its character, byreclaiming the rights to housing and more egalitarian distribution of societalresources.

  • 25.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Degerhammar, Sarah Liz
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Richard, Åse
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Renovräkt! : Hyresvärdars makt(spel) och hur du tar striden2019Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Renovräkningar, kraftiga hyreshöjningar i samband renoveringar som tvingar boende att flytta, blir allt vanligare i Sverige. Men de drabbades egna erfarenheter saknas i den allmänna debatten.

    I handboken Renovräkt kartläggs 18 härskartekniker som fastighetsägare använder för att driva igenom sin vilja. Men här samlas också strategier som boende använt för att göra motstånd.

    Boken är pedagogiskt uppbyggd med exempel ur verkligheten, en verktygslåda med råd och tips och en ordlista med de viktigaste termerna att hålla reda på i debatten. Boken är en praktisk guide i motstånd, men riktar sig också till alla som är intresserade av bostadsfrågor och av hur makt utövas i vårt samhälle.

  • 26.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Martínez, Miguel A.
    Hong Kong City University.
    Introduction: Exploring overlooked contexts2016In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 9, no 1-2, p. 31-33Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Richard, Åse
    Bortträngning pågår: Renovering som kulturellt trauma2018In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 415-439Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Displacement in the making. Renoviction as cultural traumaBased on interviews with tenants in an area facing eviction following forced renovation, this study presents an analysis of the reactions and forms of resistance that arise among residents in the early phase of a renovation process. The concepts of cultural trauma, resistance and action repertoires are used in the analysis to understand the processes that residents in renovation areas have to face and how their collective self-image and strategies for action change during these. We argue that the exceptionally high trust in Sweden, based on the Swedish welfare state and housing policy, results in traumatic experiences among tenants when facing forced renovation. In this study, we respond to questions about how traumatic experiences are expressed, what causes are identified by the tenants, and what forms of resistance emerge among tenants who face costly renovations. We hereby demonstrate how the experienced cultural trauma can be transformed into individual and collective resistance actions.

  • 28.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Richard, Åse
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Uppsala Univ, Inst Bostads & Urbanforskning IBF, Box 514, S-75120 Uppsala, Sweden.
    Bortträngning pågår: Renovering som kulturellt trauma2018In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 415-439Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on interviews with tenants in an area facing eviction following forced renovation, this study presents an analysis of the reactions and forms of resistance that arise among residents in the early phase of a renovation process. The concepts of cultural trauma, resistance and action repertoires are used in the analysis to understand the processes that residents in renovation areas have to face and how their collective self-image and strategies for action change during these. We argue that the exceptionally high trust in Sweden, based on the Swedish welfare state and housing policy, results in traumatic experiences among tenants when facing forced renovation. In this study, we respond to questions about how traumatic experiences are expressed, what causes are identified by the tenants, and what forms of resistance emerge among tenants who face costly renovations. We hereby demonstrate how the experienced cultural trauma can be transformed into individual and collective resistance actions.

  • 29.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Wåg, Mathias
    Ockuperat! Svenska husockupationer från 1968 till 20182019 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Polanska, Dominika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Valenzuela-Fuentes, Katia
    Univ Concepcion, Terr Dept, Concepcion, Chile.
    Kaun, Anne
    Sodertorn Univ, Sch Culture & Educ, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Housing activism: overlooked forms, practices and implications2019In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 34, no 10, p. 1585-1587Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    [Book Review:] Hirt, Sonja, A. Iron curtains: Gates, suburbs and privatization of space in the post-socialist city2014In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 320-321Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Book Review: Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores: Locked In, Locked Out. Gated communities in a Puerto Rican City2015In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 355-356Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Cognitive dimension in cross-movement alliances: the case of squatting and tenants’ movements in Warsaw2014In: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, ISSN 2009-2431, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 328-356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Squatting has been present in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of state socialism and Poland is pointed out as exceptional in the development of squatting in the area. However, looking closer at the squatting environment in Warsaw reveals that the movements’ successes are a result of a cross-movement alliance with the tenants’ movement. The cooperation between squatters and tenants have in a short period of time gained a strong negotiating position vis-à-vis local authorities in Warsaw. The objective of this article is to analyse the mechanisms behind the cooperation of squatters’ and the tenants’ movements and in particular the cognitive processes behind the formation of an alliance. Specific research questions posed in the article cover how the cooperation between the squatting movement and the tenants’ movement emerge in the city, and what cognitive processes characterize the cooperation. The empirical material for the study consists of altogether 40 semi-structured interviews with squatters and activists in the tenants’ movement in the city. It is argued in the article that the development of alliance formation includes processes of defining common goals, underplaying of differences, and recognizing common strength. Moreover, in order to reach the point when the alliance is formed the process of recognition of common strength needs to be successful in both movements resulting in a shared perception of empowerment.

  • 34.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Decline and revitalization in post-communist urban context: a case of the Polish city d Gdansk2008In: Communist and post-communist studies, ISSN 0967-067X, E-ISSN 1873-6920, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 359-374Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines how different social, economic, historical and physical conditions coincide in the formation of space and processes of decline in the period of transformation in Poland. The focus lies on a specific residential area in the centre of the Polish city of Gdansk and the question why no improvements have been done in this particular area to stop its successive decline. It is among other things argued that clear urban policy together with improved urban planning and clear legislation on ownership are needed in order to improve conditions in this and other deprived areas of the city.

  • 35.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Gated Communities and the Construction of Social Class Markers in Postsocialist Societies: The Case of Poland2010In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 421-435Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to analyze how social class markers are constructed in the discourse on gated communities in a postsocialist urban context. The case of Poland is used as an example of apost-Communist country where the number of gated communities is increasing rapidly in urban areas. The material of study consists of 50 articles published in the largest national newspaper.

    This article argues that the discourse on gated communities is constituted by and constitutes class divisions and social class markers prevalent in the country since the fall of Communism. The “new” capitalistic system with its inherent social divisions is described as creating demands for “new” forms of housing where gates function as separators, protectors, and class identifiers. Residential differentiation is a reality in Polish society, and private space has become a symbol of exclusivity and spread throughout the country along with the popularity of gated forms of housing.

  • 36.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Gated Housing as a Reflection of Public-Private Divide: on the Popularity of Gated Communities in Poland2013In: Polish Sociological Review, ISSN 1231-1413, no 181, p. 87-102Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to suggest an explanatory set of factors to the popularity of gated housing in the Polish context. The explanation focuses on the divide between the public and the private sphere and encompasses economic, cultural and institutional explanations to the gating phenomenon. The empirical material consists of interviews, discourse analysis, a questionnaire, official reports and data, and legal regulation analysis. The Polish example display that both the remnants from the past and the contemporary ideals can be derived from the public-private divide. This divide has played a central role in the negotiations on urban space, the role of housing, and the identities and activities connected to housing and spatial issues since 1989. It is argued that the introduction of market economy followed by socioeconomic inequalities, has resulted in specific forms of creative strategies for individual actions among Poles and to the popularity of gated housing.

  • 37.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Grassroots mobilizations do occur in post-socialist civil society2013In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VI, no 2, p. 54-55Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Increasing Enclaves of Poverty and Wealth in the City of Gdansk: The Impact from Urban Policy and Ownership Regulation?2009In: Poverty, Urbanity and Social Policy: Central and Eastern Europe Compared / [ed] Jolanta Aidukaite, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , 2009, p. 131-145Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this chapter is to examine the reasons behind the increasing residential disparities in the city of Gdansk. Namely, I will look how the changes in urban policy, urban planning and ownership regulations have affected the development of the old and new residential areas in the city. Processes of decline and the emergence of gated communities are of main interest for illustrating urban development and specific examples of residential areas of Gdansk have been used to demonstrate the important role of urban policy and urban planning together with ownership conditions on the development in the city since the fall of communism. I argue that the lack of an explicit urban policy, including urban planning, has created enclaves of wealth and poverty in the city. Furthermore property rights’ regulations are complicated and unclear and hinder improvements of old and historical residential areas and a more integrated development of housing investments in the city.

  • 39.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Parental Movements with Disparate Agendas2014In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, no 4, p. 60-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Reversing the myths on weak post-communist civil societies2013In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VI, no 3-4, p. 33-34Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Skiljelinjen mellan det offentliga och det privata: förklaringarna bakom de inhägnade bostadsområdenas popularitet i Polen2013In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 7-30Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to examine the reasons behind the growing popularity ofgated communities in Poland by applying cultural, institutional and economic explanationsin the Polish context. The empirical material consists of interviews, newspaperarticles, legal acts concerning housing, official documents and a questionnaire. Thedivide between the public and private spheres is central to the explanatory model, andit is argued that it is this that has played a central role in the emergence and popularityof gated forms of housing in Poland. The introduction of a market economy and subsequentsocio-economic inequalities has resulted in specific forms of individual strategiesregarding housing preferences. It is suggested here that this specific form ofindividualism, connected with institutional shortcomings, cultural legacies and thepresent housing market, is reflected in the enclosed and private living spaces of today’s Poles.

  • 42.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    The emergence of enclaves of wealth and poverty: A sociological study of residential differentiation in post-communist Poland2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the fall of communism, some crucial political, economic and social changes have been taking place in the former communist societies. The objective of the thesis is to examine the processes of residential differentiation taking place in the urban landscape of the Polish city of Gdańsk after the introduction of the capitalist system. The focus is on different forms of residential differentiation and the social, economic and historical factors behind these forms. The empirical material that forms the basis of the thesis consists of interviews, newspaper articles, a questionnaire, official (national and local) reports and documents. Study I examines the way in which different social, economic, historical and physical conditions coincide in the formation of space and the processes of decline in the period of transformation in Poland. The focus lies on a specific residential area in the center of Gdańsk and the lack of improvements in this particular area, which would stop its successive decline. Study II explains the emergence of gated communities in the post-communist urban context and discusses the reasons for their increasing numbers and popularity. The main argument is that the popularity of gated communities is tightly intertwined with the communist past, emerging in reaction to the housing conditions that prevailed under communism. Study III investigates how social class markers are constructed in the discourse on gated communities in post-socialist Poland. The “new” capitalistic system, with its inherent social divisions, is described in the discourse as creating demands for “new” forms of housing, where gates function as separators, protectors and class identifiers. Study IV concentrates on the support for the formation of gated communities in the legal and regulatory framework in Poland since 1989. The paper asserts that the outcome of liberal politics and legal regulation in the country is the neglect of spatial planning and imprecise urban policies.

  • 43.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    The emergence of gated communities in post-communist urban context: and the reasons for their increasing popularity2010In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 295-312Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article considers the emergence of gated communities in the post-communist urban context and discusses the reasons for their increasing numbers and popularity. Narrowing in on a Polish city, the description focuses on the forms that gated communities take and on who the residents are, as well as their motives for moving into gated housing. Other explanations for the emergence of gated communities are reviewed. Interviews with residents of gated communities, a questionnaire, and previous studies on the topic form the basis of the material used in the study. It is argued that the motives for moving to gated communities are tightly intertwined with the communist past. While Polish gated communities are obviously an effect of the spatial planning and the housing market at the national and local level, they are also emerging in reaction to the housing conditions prevailing under communism.

  • 44.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    The rise of gated neighborhoods in Poland: legal and regulatory frameworkManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the support for the formation of gated communities in the legal and regulatory framework in Poland established since the fall of Communism in 1989. The focus is on how government policy with regard to spatial planning and housing, together with the law on property and ownership, affects the emergence and development of gated forms of housing in the country. The article argues that the outcome of liberal politics and legal regulation in the country is the result of a disregard for spatial planning and imprecise urban policies. Existing spatial plans are of a consultative nature and bear no regulatory capacity at the same time that spatial planning in the country is strongly in favor of landowners and new construction. In light of the present urban disarray, gated housing is an indirect result of neglected urban politics combined with loopholes in the regulations and pro-construction policies, which create a favorable environment for housing developers.

  • 45.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Urban Policy and the Rise of Gated Housing in Post-Socialist Poland2014In: GeoJournal, ISSN 0343-2521, E-ISSN 1572-9893, Vol. 79, no 4, p. 407-419Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to investigate regulations regarding housing and spatial planning to determine the extent to which these have influenced the development of gated housing in Poland since 1989. The focus is on how government policy with regard to spatial planning and housing, together with the law on property and ownership, influences the emergence and development of gated forms of housing in the country. Legal regulation documents concerning issues of housing and spatial planning between 1990 and 2013 have been studied. The article argues that the liberal policies and legal regulation in the country is resulting in a disregard for spatial planning and housing, but also the lack of integrated urban policies. Existing spatial plans are of a consultative nature and bear no regulatory capacity, at the same time as housing programmes and spatial planning in the country is strongly in favor of private investors and new construction. All these shortcomings have created a differentiated housing market, one in which housing developers maximize their profits by constructing gated housing complexes, combined with a tendency among those who have the means to move to newly built housing behind gates. The long period of developer-friendly policies and governmental support of purchasers of new construction, have resulted in increased popularity of gated communities in Poland and their spread to many Polish cities.

  • 46.
    Polanska Vergara, Dominika
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Piotrowski, Grzegorz
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    The transformative power of cooperation between social movements: squatting and tenants’ movements in Poland2015In: City, ISSN 1360-4813, E-ISSN 1470-3629, Vol. 19, no 2-3, p. 274-296Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Squatting, or the use of property without the legal permission, and tenants’ activism are under-researched areas, in particular in the post-socialist context. Poland has been pointed out as extraordinary on the map of squatting in post-socialist Europe and a considerable number of tenants’ organizations are active in the country. What is most interesting is that squatters’ and tenants’ activists are forming alliances, despite their obvious differences in their organizational models, social composition, along with the specific motives and goals of their activism. The objective of this article is to examine the relations between the tenants’ and squatting movements in Poland by studying two cities where both movements are established and closely cooperating. In particular we are interested in the transformative power of such cooperation and we assume that cooperation between social movements results in negotiations and transformations of the social movement actors involved. The empirical foundations for this article are 50 interviews, whereof 30 interviews conducted in Warsaw with squatters and tenants’ movement activists and 20 interviews conducted with activists in Poznań. Warsaw and Poznań are, moreover, two Polish cities where the squatting movement is most vibrant and where squatters and tenants have achieved some considerable successes in their activities. The article argues against previous studies emphasizing access to abundant resources and identity alignment as crucial for the mobilization of collective and collaborative action. Instead, it argues that the lack of resources might also be driving social movements towards cooperation, as a kind of compensation. Moreover, our cases demonstrate that ideology and identity alignment in social movements create stagnation with regard to openness towards new allies. We therefore argue that a high degree of identity alignment and ideological consistency might discourage the formation of new alliances.

  • 47.
    Tsenkova, Sasha
    et al.
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada .
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
    Between state and market: housing policy and housing transformation in post-socialist cities2014In: GeoJournal, ISSN 0343-2521, E-ISSN 1572-9893, Vol. 79, no 4, p. 401-405Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Valenzuela Fuentes, Katia
    et al.
    University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Kaun, Anne
    Södertörn University.
    The right to housing in theory and in practice: going beyond the West2017In: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, ISSN 1164-6225, E-ISSN 1980-0908, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 359-367Article in journal (Refereed)
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