Through the Back Door The Black Market in Poland 1944–1989

This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena and historical and geographical conditions. At first, the black market stabilized the...

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Main Author: Kochanowski, Jerzy
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Bern Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group 2017
Series:Studies in Contemporary History
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Summary:This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena and historical and geographical conditions. At first, the black market stabilized the system by making it more flexible and creating a margin of freedom, albeit in the short term. In the long run, the informal economic activities of the people ran counter to and undermined the official ideology of the state. The author concludes that in post-war Poland, owing to a singular coincidence of historical, political, economic and social factors, the second economy had its own unique character and an endemic presence that loomed large in the Soviet Bloc.
Item Description:Creative Commons (cc), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Physical Description:1 electronic resource (436 p.)
ISBN:9783631704370
978-3-653-04801-8
9783631655856
9783631704363
9783653048018