The Resource Politics of plunder : post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war, Kornelia Kończal

Politics of plunder : post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war, Kornelia Kończal

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Politics of plunder : post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war
Title
Politics of plunder
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post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war
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Kornelia Kończal
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Language
eng
Summary
Around the end of the Second World War two processes dramatically changed the socioeconomic landscape of East Central Europe: the expulsion of up to twelve million Germans and the establishment of a new social order inspired by the Soviet model. This project is an inquiry into the interconnectedness between these apparently distinct histories. My aim is to understand how the redistribution of property formerly owned by Germans shaped the postwar reconstruction of the social order in two countries whose territories were comprised of up to one third of the post-German lands: Poland and Czechoslovakia. The specific focus of this study lies in the illegal takeover of property left behind by Germans, attempts to control it and the associated discourse. Studying the destructive and productive effects of plunder offers me the opportunity to reveal how public security, economic stability and redistributive justice were negotiated at various intersecting levels. I show that the illegal property transfers were both an obstacle to the post-war reconstruction as well as an opportunity used by individuals and institutions to accelerate it. In more general terms, this reading highlights the critical role of the legally-opaque property arrangements to be found in any modern socio-economic order
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FIE
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Kończal, Kornelia
Date time place
Defence date: 23 June 2017
Dewey number
947.0009045
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2017
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • Germans
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Europe, Eastern
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Politics of plunder : post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war, Kornelia Kończal
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/47104
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Pavel Kolář, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Pieter M. Judson, European University Institute; Doctor Christiane Brenner, Collegium Carolinum, Munich; Professor Piotr Madajczyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005712264
Label
Politics of plunder : post-German property and the reconstruction of East Central Europe after the second world war, Kornelia Kończal
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/47104
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Pavel Kolář, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Pieter M. Judson, European University Institute; Doctor Christiane Brenner, Collegium Carolinum, Munich; Professor Piotr Madajczyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005712264

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