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Locating Right to the City in the Global South


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Introduction: Locating Right to the City in the Global South Tony Roshan Samara, Shenjing He and Guo Chen Part I: A City Divided Against Itself 1. Towards the Right to the City in Informal Settlements Mona Fawaz 2. Cities Without Slums in Morocco? New Modalities of Urban Government and the Bidonville as a Neoliberal Assemblage Koenraad Bogaert 3. The Divisive Nature of Neoliberal Urban Renewal in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Wouter Bervoets and Maarten Loopmans 4. Greening Dispossession: Environmental Governance and Socio-spatial Transformation in Yixing, China Jia Ching Chen Part II: Governance and Cosmopolitanism: Escaping the South 5. Urban Governance, Mega-Projects, and Scalar Transformations in China and India Xuefei Ren and Liza Weinstein 6. Bourgeois Environmentalism, Leftist Development, and Neoliberal Urbanism in the City of Joy Pablo S. Bose 7. Public Space Versus Tableau: The Right To The City Paradox In Neoliberal Bogota, Colombia Rachel Berney 8. Resisting the Neoliberalization of Space in Mexico City David Walker 9. City Ghosts: The Haunted Struggles for Downtown Durban and Berlin Neukoelln Christine Hentschel Part III: Governance and Counter-governance: The Shape of Urban Conflict and the Urban Future 10. Insurgency and Institutionalized Social Participation in Local-level Urban Planning: The Case of PAC Comuna, Santiago de Chile, 2003-2005 Ernesto Lopez-Morales 11. Distinguishing the Right Kind of City: Contentious Urban Middle Classes in Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey Ryan Centner 12. Bloggers's Right to Cairo's Real and Virtual Spaces of Protest Wael Salah Fahmi Afterword: Re-engaging with Transnational Urbanism Martin J. Murray

About the Author

Tony Roshan Samara is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, USA. Shenjing He is Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Geography and Planning, interdisciplinary Urban Research Center at Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Guo Chen is Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University, USA.


"Locating Right to the City in the Global South, brings together empirically and theoretically rich case studies that contribute to the development of conceptual tools for understanding contemporary urban inequality." - Andy Clarno, University of Illinois at Chicago, City & Community

"While there is a rising appeal for understanding the contexts of global urbanism, this book represents a major concrete step towards this aim, by taking a widely popularized core concept of urban theory and paying extra attention to distinct locations in the Global South." - Fulong Wu, University College London, UK in Urban Studies

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