The Politics of Slums in the Global South : Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru
Through in-depth case studies and comparative research, The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru integrates conceptual discussions on urban political dynamics with empirical material from research undertaken in Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Chennai, Cape Town, Durban and Lima. The chapters engage with the relevant literature and present empirical material on urban governance and cities in the South, housing policy for the urban poor, the politics of knowledge and social mobilisation. Recent theories on urban informality and subaltern urbanism are explored, and the issue of popular participation in public interventions is critically assessed.
The book is aimed at a scholarly readership of postgraduate students and researchers in development studies, urban geography, political science, urban sociology and political geography. It is also of great value to urban decision-makers and practitioners.
- Hardback | 230 pages
- 159 x 235 x 20.32mm | 499g
- 09 Sep 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 12 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
Focusing on six cities - Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Chennai, Durban, Cape Town and Lima - and 11 case studies of informal settlements, many of which are impacted by large-scale infrastructure projects, the authors discuss processes of settlement formation, demolition, upgrading and resettlement. These analyses are embedded within globalized debates on the neoliberal city. Urban development is conceptually positioned along a diverse set of debates around topics including social (non-) movements, civil society, coping strategies, collective action, spaces of citizenship, the quiet encroachment of the ordinary, and insurgent urbanism."
Environment & Urbanization
About David Jordhus-Lier
David Jordhus-Lier is Associate Professor in the Department for Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway.
Catherine Sutherland is Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Einar Braathen is Senior Researcher in the Department for International Studies at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo, Norway.