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Author: Elena Maltseva

several other changes. The reform resulted in an important structural shift in the underlying principles of the Russian pension system, falling in line with the neoliberal ideology. And even though the reform did not lead to long-lasting institutionalization of the new pension system, the ensuing changes

In: Russian Politics

constrain the possibilities of action, these configurations cannot account for the actual historical process that led to the dissolution of the federation. This article argues that as Havel’s federal government implemented neoliberal policies fomenting the fast-paced creation of a private sector, a

In: East Central Europe
Author: Anne Koch

from studies in governmentality 2 as started by late Michel Foucault. 3 This approach diverges vastly from an emic, intercultural-theological or engaged perspective, and instead tries to understand territory-specific ways of religious pluralization, secularization, 4 and the neoliberal regime. In

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In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

of the old system with the aim to commodify economic and social relations in line with neo-liberal principles. 3 Nonetheless, as this article will show, almost 30 years after the tabula rasa the authorities’ ongoing attempts at reforming the welfare system consist in a relatively modest

In: Russian Politics

the working class by a renewal of the “dictatorship of the proletariat.” clarke et al. 1993 : 134 However, “this position was represented by only a small minority on the City and Regional Committees, which were increasingly drawn into the neo-liberal project of the development of a

In: East Central Europe

draw attention to the social and political neo-liberal contexts in which homosexuality is understood to be the private matter of a citizen. The process of the privatisation of homosexuality and, consequently, the process of “othering” ( Spivak 1985 ) keeps homosexuality private, away from the

In: Southeastern Europe

Unfinished Transformation: Philipp Ther’s Odyssey of Post-Socialist Neoliberalism Pavel Kolář Department of History and Sociology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany pavel.kolar@uni-konstanz.de Philipp Ther’s Europe since 1989 provides two stimulating reflections on the way

In: East Central Europe

The 21st century so far has turned out to be a time of crossroads. On the one hand, neoliberal globalization continues to shape the way in which people, thoughts, ideas flow and interconnect. On the other hand, nationally or culturally oriented identifications are on the rise. This issue of the

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In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society