Property concepts and conflicts in the process of privatisation: Communal self-government and communal property in Eastern Europe since 1990


Privatisation and self-government were inextricably connected during the Eastern European transformations. Using the developments in Poland as an example, the project explores how corporate property underwent a process of reinvention, political debate and policy-making during the reforms of local self-government in Eastern Europe in the transformational phase of the 1990s.

It further explores the influence of communal self-government on the social acceptance of privatisation. At its centre, then, are the disembedding and re-embedding of corporate property as a result of government action and government bodies.

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