Unlicensed construction and the gray economy: A parallel
Bespravna izgradnja i siva ekonomija - jedna paralela
Unlicensed housing construction and the gray economy are analyzed in the context of the political system that was founded on social ownership and subordinated the overall institutional network of the society as a whole to the interests and arrangements of the titularies of social ownership. Private initiative, hindered on the institutional level, found and broadened cracks through which it was able to meet its (existential) needs. Not a small part of the population was forced to exercise their basic rights - housing, business activity etc. by unlawful means. The chaotic and unregulated practice of institutionally marginalized and illegal private initiative have produced many negative consequences, both for the titularies themselves and for the community, due to an evident disproportion between the resources invested and the level of the quality of life achieved on one hand and the reduced resources for social activities (collective consumption) an the other hand.
Source:Sociologija, 1992, 34, 4, 525-538
- Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore, Beograd