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Late socialist revolutionary achievements of the township of Filipov


Filipov is a township of three thousand, in the border and mostly agricultural county of Dubno, in Eastern Moravia. The author analyses how, though Filipov took a long time to recover from the post-war collapse and the socialist transformation, it gradually became a stable and prosperous municipality in a quiet county where, even as late as 1989, there was almost no indication that some changes in its well established way of life would soon arrive. It seems that when the changes occurred, the people of Filipov successfully passed through the phases of the Revolution (or, more precisely, the transfer of power) in a way that mirrored exactly how changes occurred at the centre. Indeed, it was not until the period 1997 to 1999, when the township was studied, that Filipov was forced to confront a crisis because of overspending on development motivated by the “Construction Spirit”, a legacy from Real Socialism. Kabele therefore asks the question why the people of Filipov completed a “Velvet Revolution” when the town was doing well, and why did it fail.
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Jiří Kabele. Late socialist revolutionary achievements of the township of Filipov: Cahiers du CEFRES N° 30, Le communisme à partir des sociétés - Communism from the viewpoint of societies. Cahiers du CEFRES, 2006, Communism from the viewpoint of societies, 30, pp.8. ⟨halshs-01160420⟩


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