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The (Lost) Gifts of Independence and Market Economy in Slovenia

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


With the start of the fourth dimension, the once perpetual former Austro imperial, Italian and Yugoslav army barracks are slowly disappearing from the mental picture of Slovene cities. The barracks, together with hospitals, breweries, tobacco factories, train stations, gas and electrical power plants formed the almost impassable urban quarters, the so-called “gray zones” of oblivion. The anti-urban characteristic of these huge architectural ensembles radiated negative vibrations throughout their nearby proximity where, even today, we sense these negative influence.