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Poland, the Euros and Neoliberalism

With Poland on the brink of co-hosting the Euro 2012 football championship with Ukraine, the political economic situation of the country is regarded as the most striking success story of the EU. As heralded in the Financial Times, ‘Warsaw has invested about $30bn to build stadiums, airports and highways intended to show the rest of the continent that the grey country which emerged from communism two decades ago has been transformed into an increasingly normal European nation’; whatever that may mean in the colourful times of Eurozone crisis! For those seeking to debunk this image and dig beneath the rhetoric, this post from my personal blog From the Desk Drawer looks at the growing social polarisation induced by the transition to neoliberalism in Poland as revealed in a new key book.

Adam David Morton

Published inInternational Political Economy

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