The Urban Political Ambivalent Spaces of Late Neoliberalism

This book examines the political and economic trajectories of cities following the 2008 financial crisis. The authors claim that in this era—which they dub "late neoliberalism"—urban spaces, institutions, subjectivities, and organizational forms are undergoing processes of radical transfor...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Enright, Theresa (Editor), Rossi, Ugo (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Locating the Political in Late Neoliberalism
  • 2. Presupposing Democracy: Placing Politics in the Urban
  • 3. Desiring the Common in the Post-crisis Metropolis: Insurgencies, Contradictions, Appropriations
  • 4. The Globalized City as a Locus of the Political: Logistical Urbanization, Genealogical Insights, Contemporary Aporias
  • 5. Where is the ‘Organisation’ in the Urban Political?
  • 6. Neoliberalizing Infrastructure and its Discontents: The Bus Rapid Transit Project in Dar es Salaam
  • 7. Infrastructure, ‘Seeing Sanitation’ and the Urban Political in an era of Late Neoliberalism
  • 8. The ‘Cooperative’ or ‘Cop-out’ Council? Urban Politics at a time of Austerity Localism in London
  • 9. The Politics of Consultation in Urban Development and its Encounters with Local Administration
  • 10. Precarity, Surplus, and the Urban Political: Shack Life in South Africa
  • 11. Voice or Noise? Spaces of Appearance and Political Subjectivity in the London Riots 2011
  • 12. The Southern Urban Political in Transcalar Perspective: A View from the Squatter Movements of Belo Horizonte
  • 13. Counter Publics and Counter Spaces