From Informal to Illegal: Roma Housing in (Post-)Socialist Sofia

  title={From Informal to Illegal: Roma Housing in (Post-)Socialist Sofia},
  author={M. Ivancheva},
This paper discusses the changing housing regime during Bulgaria’s transition from socialism to post-socialism. Focusing on the Roma minority in Sofia I trace the present-day legacy of socialist housing policies. After 1989 the displacement of Roma people drastically increased. As their self-built houses and annexes were informally legitimisied but not formally legalised under socialism, they were evicted by neoliberal urban authorities to clear the way for new private developments. Many small… Expand
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