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Author Dorondel, Ștefan, 1968- author

Title Disrupted landscapes : state, peasants and the politics of land in postsocialist Romania / Stefan Dorondel
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The environment in history : international perspectives ; volume 8
Environment in history ; v. 8
Contents Introduction: Privatizing the state and the transformation of the agrarian landscape -- Dragomiresti and dragova : two centuries of ecological and socio-economic transformations -- Postsocialism as neoliberalism reorganizing society and nature -- Bureaucrats, patronage, illegal logging -- Contested forest -- Waning pastures -- Fragmented lands -- Wasted rivers -- Conclusion: A disrupted landscape -- Glossary
Summary "The fall of the Soviet Union was a transformative event for the national political economies of Eastern Europe, leading not only to new regimes of ownership and development but to dramatic changes in the natural world itself. This painstakingly researched volume focuses on the emblematic case of postsocialist Romania, in which the transition from collectivization to privatization profoundly reshaped the nation's forests, farmlands, and rivers. From bureaucrats abetting illegal deforestation to peasants opposing government agricultural policies, it reveals the social and political mechanisms by which neoliberalism was introduced into the Romanian landscape; 'This is clearly the best study on the environmental history of Romania published to date. It is a paragon of vivid, illustrative, and intimate local history combined with an international outlook'--Joachim Radkau, Universität Bielefeld; 'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Disrupted Landscapes takes a broad view of the transformations taking place in rural Romania in the second part of the 2000s. It presents one of the most finely granulated pictures of the workings of power in rural settings'--Diana Mincyte, The City University of New York-New York City College of Technology"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deforestation -- Romania
Environmental policy -- Romania
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Romania
Land use -- Political aspects -- Romania
Landscape changes -- Romania
Neoliberalism -- Environmental aspects -- Romania
Peasants -- Romania -- Social conditions
Post-communism -- Environmental aspects -- Romania
Social change -- Romania
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Environmental policy.
Land use -- Environmental aspects.
Land use -- Political aspects.
Landscape changes.
Peasants -- Social conditions.
Rural conditions.
Social change.
Romania -- Rural conditions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785331213 (electronic bk.)
9781785331213 (electronic bk.)