EAZ Thematic Issue “Changing economies and changing societies in the age of global capitalism: post-socialist case studies”

2018-03-21

“Changing economies and changing societies in the age of global capitalism: post-socialist case studies”, Guest editor of the Issue Dr. Miladina Monova from BAS-ISSK,Bulgaria.     Three decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, post-socialist societies are becoming increasingly integrated into global markets that are dominated by neoliberal ideologies. People struggle in their everyday life with common uncertainties, processes of dispossession and destructive forces but also creatively respond to the new realities imposed by global capitalism. By engaging in farming, factory work, mining, selling goods and services or in labor migration, individuals and groups demonstrate the embeddedness of the economy in social relations and simultaneously become a mirror through which we can observe changing norms and values.