Fallen Heroes in Global Capitalism

Workers and the Restructuring of the Polish Steel Industry

  • Authors
  • Vera Trappmann

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Vera Trappmann
      Pages 1-8
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Vera Trappmann
      Pages 11-25
    3. Vera Trappmann
      Pages 26-37
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Vera Trappmann
      Pages 108-127
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Vera Trappmann
      Pages 227-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-284

About this book


Through the prism of 'Nowa Huta', a landmark of socialist industrialization, Trappmann challenges the one-sided account of Poland as a successful transition case and reveals the ambivalent role of the European Union in economic restructuring. An exemplary, suggestive case of multi-level analysis research.


Steelworkers Capitalism Socialist Industrialization European Union (EU) Global economy regional policy

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