Ideological Recycling of the Socialist Legacy. Reading Townscapes of Minsk and Astana

  title={Ideological Recycling of the Socialist Legacy. Reading Townscapes of Minsk and Astana},
  author={Nelly Bekus},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={794 - 818}
  • Nelly Bekus
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
  • Abstract This article addresses the ways in which the systemic transformation of the former Soviet republics has been reflected in urban development in two capital cities, Minsk (Belarus) and Astana (Kazakhstan). Changes taking place in these capitals have been analysed through the prism of an ideological recycling of the socialist legacy, a concept that permits exploration of which aspects of the socialist legacy have been jettisoned and which retained, in the process of formation of a capital… CONTINUE READING
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