Housing and class (trans)formation in Romania

Enikő Vincze, Simona Ciotlăuș

The following piece was originally published in Croatian on the online platform Bilten.

The article provides an overview on the political economy of housing in Romania as a key driver of the formation of capitalism after the dismantlement of socialist industries and related residential urban systems. It discusses statistical data and information on legislation at national and local level, in particular in the city of Cluj-Napoca, by addressing some central features of these transformations (such as privatisation and restitution, minimal social state, financialisation and class inequalities) in the tradition of critical urban theory’s understanding of the “urban question” and “housing question”.

Read here: http://www.criticatac.ro/lefteast/housing-and-class-transformation-in-romania/

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