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Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Hungarian Geographical Bulletin
ISSN 2064-5031, E-ISSN 2064-5147


2014. VOL. 63. No 3.

Article details
Title
Return to the road of capitalism: Recapitulating the post-socialist urban transition
Author
Márton BERKI
DOI
10.15201/hungeobull.63.3.6
Volume
63/3. 319-334. (2014)
Abstract
Over the course of history, relatively slow and gradual processes of urbanisation are occasionally interrupted by periods of turbulent restructuring. The post-socialist transition is definitely one of the most outstanding examples of these changes, directly affecting the lives of over 300 million people. Within the confines of this succinct theoretical recapitulation, firstly, the relationship between capitalist and socialist urbanisation - as a broader conceptual frame - is presented, followed by the brief summary of the post-socialist transition's general characteristics. Subsequently, the specificities of the urban structure of socialist and post-socialist cities are subsumed, and finally, different scenarios and development perspectives for post-socialist cities are outlined.
Keywords
post-socialist cities, urban transition, urban theory, urban structure
Published online
2014. 10. 13.
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