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By Virag Molnar

The equipped surroundings of former socialist nations is usually deemed uniform and drab, an apt mirrored image of a repressive regime. Building the nation peeks at the back of the gray façade to bare a colorful fight over competing meanings of the country, Europe, modernity and the prior in a divided continent.

Examining how social swap is heavily intertwined with differences of the equipped setting, this quantity makes a speciality of the connection among structure and country politics in postwar crucial Europe utilizing examples from Hungary and Germany. outfitted round 4 case experiences, the publication lines how structure used to be politically mobilized within the provider of social swap, first in socialist modernization courses after which within the postsocialist transition.

Building the State doesn't merely supply a complete survey of the varied political makes use of of structure in postwar significant Europe yet is the 1st publication to discover how ameliorations of the outfitted setting can supply a lens into broader tactics of country formation and social change.

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