Placing the ´National´ in a National Economy

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, IWM library
The project that Alina-Sandra Cucu will present in this seminar explores the position taken by the Romanian socialist government within COMECON during the 1960s. Interpreted by various political analysts as a “distancing from Moscow”, this position had important economic and political consequences for the following decades. Alina-Sandra Cucu’s research investigates these consequences looking especially at how this quasi-opposition towards a new direction of COMECON cooperation was also instrumental in producing a powerful discourse regarding the fundamental relationship between economy, territory, and population.

Alina-Sandra Cucu is Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU Budapest; currently she is CEU Junior Visiting Fellow at the IWM.