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2009 | 107 | 2 | 336-361
Article title

Stavba berlínské zdi. Hybatel modernizace společnosti v Západním Berlíně?

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Title variants
EN
CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN WALL. A BEGINNING OF THE WEST BERLINS SOCIETY MODERNIZATION?
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
AThe study aims to show the short- and long-term impacts of the construction of the Berlin wall that it had on West Berlin and its inhabitants. First, the society was frightened and panicked, and the West Berlin economy started to fall down. Nevertheless, in the long-term period the construction of Berlin wall became one of the most important modernization stimuli in the West Berlin's history. In autumn 1961 the politicians started a plan of massive financial support, tax incentives, and founding of research activities including local universities that should have stopped the city's decline. Due to this extensive plan West Berlin overcame the problems connected with the Wall's construction and soon turned into one of the most important research, university, culture, and light industry centers of West Germany. Huge financial inflow enabled West Berlin to play a successful role as the 'lighthouse or show window of capitalism in the communist sea'.
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Year
Volume
107
Issue
2
Pages
336-361
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Tomas Nigrin, Institut mezinarodnich studii, Fakulta socialnich ved Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, U Krize 8, 150 00 Praha 5 - Jinonice, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA064324
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.32cd307d-79c7-3055-af89-bd367ff2a7df
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