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Environmental movements in space-time: the Czech and Slovak republics from Stalinism to post-socialism

Sarre, Philip and Jehlicka, Petr (2007). Environmental movements in space-time: the Czech and Slovak republics from Stalinism to post-socialism. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 32(3) pp. 346–362.

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To demonstrate the role of space and time in social movements, the paper analyses the evolution and context of the environmental movement in the Czech and Slovak republics from 1948 to 1998. It shows that the movement's identity was formed under socialism and that political opportunity and resource availability changed markedly over time, as did its organisational and spatial structure. The movement played a significant part in the collapse of the socialist regime, but in the 1990s was marginalised in the interests of building a market economy and an independent Slovakia. Nevertheless a diverse and flexible range of groups existed by the late 1990s. The successive space-times allow analysis of the multiple and changing variables that influence the geography of social movements.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0020-2754
Keywords: space-time; environmental movements; Czech Republic; Slovakia;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 8860
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 01:51
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