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Author Trappmann, Vera.

Title Fallen heroes in global capitalism : workers and the restructuring of the Polish steel industry / Vera Trappmann
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (284 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in economic transition
Studies in economic transition.
Contents PART I -- 1. The Steel Sector in the Global Economy -- 2. The Context of Restructuring in Poland -- 3. Capitalism Unleashed? The EU as a Promoter of Economic Change in the Region -- PART II -- 4. The Polish Steel Industry before and during Accession 1990-2006 -- 5. The Embeddedness of Steel Restructuring in Social Dialogue -- 6. Labour-market and Regional Policy -- PART III -- 7. From Socialist Landmark to Subsidiary: the Case of Huta Lenina -- 8. Limitations of State Support for Sustaining Steel -- PART IV -- 9. Fallen Heroes: Steelworkers in the New Capitalist System -- 10. Perspectives for the Community: Revitalising a Region from the Bottom Up -- Conclusion
Summary This book challenges the one-sided account of Poland as a successful transition case, by exploring the huge social costs for workers in terms of impoverishment and employment precarity. The ambivalent role of the European Union in the economic restructuring of Poland emerges through comparisons to earlier rounds of restructuring of steel in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. By offering an exemplary case of multi-level analysis, an in-depth case study and biographical research, "Fallen Heroes in Global Capitalism" provides a compelling read on postsocialism and the restructuring of the Polish steel industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-279) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Steel industry and trade -- Poland
Steel industry and trade -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Steel industry and trade -- Poland -- History -- 21st century
Steel industry and trade -- Poland -- Employees -- Economic conditions
Steel industry and trade -- Poland -- Social conditions
Unemployment -- Poland
International economics.
Development economics & emerging economies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Steel industry and trade.
Poland -- Economic conditions -- 1990-
Poland -- Economic policy -- 1990-
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137303653