In the shadow of the Iron Curtain : Central and Eastern European alterglobalists
Title: In the shadow of the Iron Curtain : Central and Eastern European alterglobalists
Author: PIOTROWSKI, Grzegorz
Citation: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2017
ISBN: 9783631677339; 9783653072471; 9783631705605; 9783631705612
This book examines the alterglobalist activists in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Based on lengthy ethnographic fieldwork and numerous in-depth interviews with key figures of the movement, it covers mobilizations and actions between 1998 and 2011 and analyzes the process of adapting the alterglobalist way of thinking, claims and organizational modes in post-socialist countries. By pointing out the main challenges the movement faced, the author discusses the ways it tried to overcome these. The main argument is that the post-communist legacy (expressed in low levels of mobilization, in rejection of leftist ideals and discourse and in deep mistrust towards political life) had a tremendous impact on the formation and the shape of the alterglobalist movement in the region.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18406
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2011