Cultural Landscapes of Post-socialist Cities: Representation of Powers and Needs
Comparing case studies from different post-socialist cities, this book examines the culturally conditional variations between local powers and structures. It shows that the contemporary cultural landscape of these cities are a dynamic fusion of the old communist forms and new free-market meanings, features and democratic practices.
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