Nature, Nationalism and Anti-capitalism in Romania

Research Paper Series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe No.1

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In autumn 2013, Romania witnessed some of its biggest post-1989 protests. From September to about early December tens of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities of Romania. The reason was the project of an opencast mine in Roșia Montana, a small mining town located in the Apuseni Mountains. In the making for almost 16 years, the project has been mired in controversy.

Florin Poenaru (1983) studied anthropology at Central European University and CUNY. He works on issues related to class, theory of historiography and the history of state socialism.