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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: the case of Central Eastern European countries

The transition from communism or socialism to capitalism has proved to be a rockier road than many in the West (think of Fukuyama as an example) anticipated. The degree and character of challenges that countries faced during the transition depended … Continue reading

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Inspiring Victory of Grassroots Activism: Chile to Have Free Higher Education

Due to enduring civil, student-led protests, Chile to have free higher education. This is a huge victory to grassroots activism and social movements. The ‘Chilean Winter’ started in August 2011. A series of ongoing student-led protests across Chile have been sweeping throughout the … Continue reading

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Why did the transition from socialism to capitalism result in improved growth in some countries and significant economic decline in others? It is all about mass privatization!

Scholars have advanced three main arguments to explain why did the transition from socialism to capitalism result in improved growth in some countries and significant economic decline in others: (1) successful countries rapidly implemented neoliberal policies; (2) failures were not … Continue reading

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Reviews of 6 interesting books on housing, urban policy, privatisation of cities and homelessness

Reading list of 6 books about housing, urban policy and future of our cities from LSE Review of Books.

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Welcome to the Private Police Force :-)

The Privatization‬ of the ‪Police‬ force: A man returns from holiday to find his local police station has undergone some serious renovations! ”Are you a ‪shareholder‬?” “I’m a ‪citizen‬..” “You mean-‪client‬?” 🙂 A classic BBC sketch.

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