We believe that the production of critical knowledge is the foundation for recognizing the possibilities for practical change. We see our academic praxis as a necessary knowledge base, on which we can build our practical, public and political engagement.

 

Focus themes in our research:

  • Critical urban research, with particular attention to the processes of displacement and gentrification

  • The financialization of housing and investment in the housing market

  • Linkages of the state and the real estate market; related capital flows

  • Alternatives to existing forms of housing and real estate development, models of solidarity economy and cooperativism

Beyond these themes in the past years the following topics have been important in our research: uneven socio-spatial development, processes of migration and urban transformation, the relationship of economic restructuring and urban development, the past and present of state interventions in urban regeneration, with particular attention to the field of social urban rehabilitation projects.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

TEACHING AND TRAINING

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
 

The financialization of housing in the semi-periphery

(in cooperation with the Central European University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology). July 20-22, 2018.  Budapest: Central European University.

Centering the Periphery: Creative Marginality and Radical Activism in Neoliberal Cities

(in cooperation with the Central European University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology). May 2-3, 2016. Budapest: Gólya Community House and Cooperative.

Városi mozgalmak a visegrádi országokban és Ukrajnában: Egy befogadó szemléletű és genderérzékeny részvételi demokrácia iránytűi?

(in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Polish Institute of Hungary). October 1-2, 2015.Budapest: Polish Institute of Hungary and Kossuth Klub.

Urban political economies of Eastern Europe from a global perspective

August 31-September 2, 2015. Budapest: Eötvös Loránd Science University. EUGEO conference: session P58.

Following transition: Kelet-európai városok átalakulása

November 27, 2010. Budapest: Corvinus University of Budapest

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

[Based on collective work]

Reproducing socio-spatial unevenness through the dualization of policies in the domain of housing in Hungary.

2018. Jelinek, Cs., Pósfai, Zs.

In Lang, T., Görmar, F. (eds.), Local and Regional Development in Times of Polarization. Re-thinking spatial policies in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.

Building alternatives to individual homeownership from scratch: The case of Rákóczi Collective from Budapest.

2017. Gagyi, Á., Jelinek, Cs., Pósfai, Zs., Szarvas, M. 

Autoportret online magazine.

Gentrification and Rescaling Urban Governance in Budapest-Józsefváros.

2015. Czirfusz, M., Horváth, V., Jelinek, Cs., Pósfai, Zs., & Szabó, L. 

Intersections, 1(4), 55–77. 

Kritikus ponton? Önkormányzati lakásgazdálkodás a gazdasági világválság után.

2015. Czirfusz M., Pósfai Zs.  

Területi Statisztika. 5. 484–504.

Kritikai városkutatás.

2013. Jelinek, Cs., Bodnár J., Czirfusz, M., Gyimesi, Z. 

Budapest: L'Harmattan.

[Based on individual researches]

Financialization and inequalities. The uneven development of the housing market on the eastern periphery of Europe.

2018. Pósfai, Zs., Gál, Z., Nagy, E.

In Fadda, S., Tridico, P. (eds.), Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World. London; New York: Routledge, 167-190.

Reproducing uneven development on the Hungarian housing market.

2018. Pósfai, Zs.

PhD dissertation, University of Szeged.

Creativity and culture in reproducing uneven development across Central and Eastern Europe.

2017. Czirfusz, M.

In: Lux G, Horváth Gy (eds.): The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe. London; New York: Routledge, 106-119.

Uneven development, urban policy making and brokerage. Urban rehabilitation policies in Hungary since the 1970s.

2017. Jelinek, Cs.

PhD dissertation, Central European University.

Crisis and the Reproduction of Core-Periphery Relations on the Hungarian Housing Market.

2017. Pósfai, Zs., Nagy, G.

European Spatial Research and Policy. 24(2), 17-38.

Do we need a re-theorization of global urbanism from Eastern Europe?

2016. Czirfusz, M.

In: International Conference From CONTESTED_CITIES to Global Urban Justice. Madrid: Grupo de Estudios Urbanos y Teoría Social, Paper WPCC-161005. 

Spatial inequalities of public works employment.

2015. Czirfusz, M.

In: Fazekas, K., Varga, J. (eds.):  The Hungarian Labour Market, 2015. Budapest: Institute of Economics, MTA KRTK, 128–143. 

Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities. (recenzió)

2012. Czirfusz M.

Urbs: Magyar Várostörténeti Évkönyv (7): 575-580.

A Társadalomelméleti Kollégium Városműhelye. Kritikai városkutatás Magyarországon.

2012. Jelinek, Cs.

Tér és Társadalom, 26(4): 136–141.

Replika 71 . szám – Hajléktalanság és térbeli kirekesztés.

2011. Jelinek, Cs.  

Tér és Társadalom, 25(4): 165–169.

State-Led Gentrification and Relocation in Budapest: Vacating a House in Ferencváros.

2011. Jelinek, Cs.

MA thesis, Central European University.

Régi és új mechanizmusok és ezek hatásai a kelet-közép-európai városközpontok átalakulási folyamataiban.

2010. Földi Zs., Czirfusz M.

In: Barta Gy, Beluszky P, Földi Zs, Kovács K (szerk.): A területi kutatások csomópontjai. Pécs: MTA Regionális Kutatások Központja (MTA RKK), 244-260.

The Phenomena of Displacement and Relocation during the Process of Gentrification in Budapest.

2010. Jelinek, Cs.  

Studia Sociologia, 55(2): 105–116.

Re-industrialization in the World and in Hungary.

2008. Barta, Gy., Czirfusz, M., Kukely, Gy.

European Spatial Research and Policy. (2): 5–26.

Rehabilitating the Brownfield Zones of Budapest.

2006. Barta, Gy., Beluszky, P., Czirfusz, M., Győri, R. Kukely, Gy.

Discussion Papers of the CRS HAS. 51. 

TEACHING AND TRAINING

Critical Urban Theory course, 2012-

College for Advanced Studies in Social Theory

Economic and Human Geography lectures and seminars, 2008-

Eötvös Lóránd Science University, Eötvös József Collegium;

Eötvös Lóránd Science University, Department of Social and Economic Geography;

University of Miskolc, Insitute of Geography and Geoinformatics

 

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