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Excavating Lefebvre: The right to the city and its urban politics of the inhabitant
Much current activism and scholarship has raised concern that the various processes of neoliberal restructuring are threatening democracy. More specifically, researchers in geography and other social
Avoiding the Local Trap
A strong current of food-systems research holds that local food systems are preferable to systems at larger scales. Many assume that eating local food is more ecologically sustainable and socially
Resisting Neoliberalization: Communicative Planning or Counter-Hegemonic Movements?
This article argues that existing critiques of communicative planning become more salient when we consider the challenges posed by neoliberalization, which is understood here to mean the ongoing
Citizenship and the right to the global city: reimagining the capitalist world order
This article joins many contemporary activists and scholars in criticizing and seeking alternatives to the ongoing neoliberalization of the global political economy. It sets out two main arguments:
Recapturing Democracy: Neoliberalization and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures
INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: THE "TERROR" OF NEOLIBERALIZATION CHAPTER 2: THE MANY FACES OF DEMOCRACY CHAPTER 3: NEW DEMOCRATIC ATTITUDES CHAPTER 4: ON THE GROUND IN SEATTLE AND LOS ANGELES CONCLUSION:
Urban Democracy and the Local Trap
This paper argues against the local trap-the tendency to assume that the local scale is preferable to other scales. The local trap is an important problem in the recent explosion of research on urban
Possible Worlds: Henri Lefebvre and the Right to the City
ABSTRACT: There has been much attention paid recently the idea of the right to the city. This article argues that in order to fully appreciate the power of the idea, we should understand it through a
Cultivating food as a right to the city
This paper argues that there is much to be gained when we view struggles to cultivate food in the city through the lens of Henri Lefebvre's concept of the right to the city. Lefebvre's idea helps us
The right to the city: the struggle for democracy in the urban public realm
This paper aims to contribute to contemporary debates on governance change in the local public realm by undertaking a close analysis of Henri Lefebvre’s concept of the right to the city. I argue that
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