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Cities from state-socialism to global capitalism: an introduction

Cities from state-socialism to global capitalism: an introduction GeoJournal 49: 1–6, 1999. © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Zoltan ´ Kovacs ´ Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1112 Budapest, Budaörsi ut ´ 45, Hungary Received 17 February 2000 Introduction have been impossible to deal with the whole region in one special issue and, moreover, comparable findings of research The process of political transformation in the former state- projects are mostly available from these countries. The ma- socialist countries has led to far-reaching changes in nearly jority of the papers included here concentrate not only on all fields of their socio-economic systems. As cities are the the post-socialist phase of urban development, but also deal nodal points of the economic and social life, contemporary with the characteristics of the socialist and pre-socialist pe- developments in the urban areas have major implications riod, and thus contribute to the better understanding of the not only for the actual transformation of cities but also for notion and characteristics of the ‘Socialist’ city (French and the wider framework of the socio-economic transition .The Hamilton, 1979). tremendous and sometimes very spectacular changes which have taken place in the cities of Central and Eastern Europe have attracted great interest http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GeoJournal Springer Journals

Cities from state-socialism to global capitalism: an introduction

GeoJournal , Volume 49 (1) – Sep 30, 2004

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Human Geography; Geography, general; Environmental Management
ISSN
0343-2521
eISSN
1572-9893
DOI
10.1023/A:1007048819606
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GeoJournal 49: 1–6, 1999. © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Zoltan ´ Kovacs ´ Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1112 Budapest, Budaörsi ut ´ 45, Hungary Received 17 February 2000 Introduction have been impossible to deal with the whole region in one special issue and, moreover, comparable findings of research The process of political transformation in the former state- projects are mostly available from these countries. The ma- socialist countries has led to far-reaching changes in nearly jority of the papers included here concentrate not only on all fields of their socio-economic systems. As cities are the the post-socialist phase of urban development, but also deal nodal points of the economic and social life, contemporary with the characteristics of the socialist and pre-socialist pe- developments in the urban areas have major implications riod, and thus contribute to the better understanding of the not only for the actual transformation of cities but also for notion and characteristics of the ‘Socialist’ city (French and the wider framework of the socio-economic transition .The Hamilton, 1979). tremendous and sometimes very spectacular changes which have taken place in the cities of Central and Eastern Europe have attracted great interest

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