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The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

The Politics of Privatization:  Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europeby John A. Gould(Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011)247 ppUS $22.50 Communism is fast fading into the realm of “history.” More and more Americans were either not alive or too young to appreciate its enormous dimensions and seeming permanence.  And, in formerly communist countries, a kind of [...]

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You are NOBODIES: The sadly typical case of the Plebański Family in Poland

You are NOBODIES: The sadly typical case of the Plebański Family in Poland

The case of the Plebański Family is sadly typical from the perspective of property restitution in post-communist Poland. The Plebańskis had devoted themselves to serving their country for generations. Both the German Nazi and Soviet Communist occupiers of Poland persecuted and jailed them. Following the “fall” of communism-proper in 1989, they were not only unable [...]

Posted in: Property Polska