First published in 1998, this deeply engaging volume describes the ‘great transformation’ of our time. While transformation, it is definitely not a transition to the market economy, civil society and democratic rule. Instead, this book maps the growth of the economic jungle, clan society and a corrupted, criminalised state. Capitalists but no capitalism. Watching Warsaw, Prague and Budapest, one should not forget about Zaporizhzhya. After this book, one cannot.
Table of Contents
1. The Making of Modern Zaporizhzhya. 2. The New Economic System. 3. The Nature of Power. 4. The Ukrainisation of Zaporizhzhya. 5. The Di-industrialisation of Zaporizhzhya. 6. The Transformation of the Countryside. 7. The Disintegration of Public Services. 8. Social Change. 9. An Ecological Crisis Zone. 10. Health in Zaporizhzhya. 11. A Rapidly Changing World.