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dc.contributor.authorPlüschke-Altof, Biankaen
dc.description.abstractRecent studies on socio-spatial polarization and post-socialist spaces increasingly propose the use of postcolonial theory. Following this proposal, the paper attempts to make the decolonial approach fruitful for studying the crucial role that discourses play for rural peripheralisation processes in post-socialist Estonia. It shows that the Estonian discourses on peripheries manifest in a struggle between neoliberalism and interventionism as two competing regional development models that promote either self- or state responsibility for dealing with peripheralisation. Despite their differences, both models build on the same notion of modernity, as the colonial history associated with socialist modernity renders alternative models obsolete.en
dc.publisherLodz Univeristy Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Spatial Research and Policy;2en
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.en
dc.subjectrural areaen
dc.subjectspatial discoursesen
dc.titleThe Question of Responsibility: (De-)Peripheralising Rural Spaces in Post-Socialist Estoniaen
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationFaculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Juhan Liivi 4–214, 50409 Tartu, Estonia, and Geomedia Ltd., Rüütli 4, 51007 Tartu, Estoniaen
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