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Да живееш в три държави: промени в земеделието и всекидневието на селяни от Северозападна България
Living in Three States: Changes in Agriculture and Everyday Life of the Villagers from Northwestern Bulgaria

Author(s): Ilia Iliev
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Economy, Education, Cultural history, Micro-Economics, Agriculture, Sociology, Comparative history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Adult Education, Social development, Social differentiation, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology, Rural and urban sociology, Welfare services, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), History of Communism, Post-Communist Transformation, History of European Union, Globalization, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: state agricultural policies; socialist Bulgaria; local identities

Summary/Abstract: In this paper I briefly investigate the impact of three types of state agricultural policies on rural households in Valchedrum region, North West Bulgaria. I argue that the state remains a key factor, capable to transform the local economies, identities, and everyday life in a few years. I argue that unlike the situation in socialist Bulgaria, when the state lacked resources to implement its policies and had to rely heavily on coercion, the local people have rather limited options for agency now against powerful and efficient EU agricultural policies.

  • Issue Year: 25/2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 672-683
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian