Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers
  • Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers
  • Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers

Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers

by Helga Leitner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593853203

ISBN-13: 9781593853204

Pub. Date: 10/26/2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Neoliberalism's "market revolution"--realized through practices like privatization, deregulation, fiscal devolution, and workfare programs--has had a transformative effect on contemporary cities. The consequences of market-oriented politics for urban life have been widely studied, but less attention has been given to how grassroots groups, nongovernmental…  See more details below

Overview

Neoliberalism's "market revolution"--realized through practices like privatization, deregulation, fiscal devolution, and workfare programs--has had a transformative effect on contemporary cities. The consequences of market-oriented politics for urban life have been widely studied, but less attention has been given to how grassroots groups, nongovernmental organizations, and progressive city administrations are fighting back. In case studies written from a variety of theoretical and political perspectives, this book examines how struggles around such issues as affordable housing, public services and space, neighborhood sustainability, living wages, workers' rights, fair trade, and democratic governance are reshaping urban political geographies in North America and around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593853204
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1. Contesting Urban Futures: Decentering Neoliberalism, Helga Leitner, Eric S. Sheppard, Kristin Sziarto, and Ananthakrishna Maringanti
2. Conceptualizing Neoliberalism, Thinking Thatcherism, Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell
3. Mexico's Neoliberal Transition: Authoritarian Shadows in an Era of Neoliberalism, Patricia M. Martin
4. The Places, People, and Politics of Partnership: After Neoliberalism in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Wendy Larner and Maria Butler
5. Contesting the Neoliberalization of Urban Governance, Margit Mayer
6. Contesting the Neoliberal City?: Theories of Neoliberalism and Urban Strategies of Contention, William Sites
7. Political Polemics and Local Practices of Community Organizing and Neoliberal Politics in South Africa, Sophie Oldfield and Kristian Stokke
8. Decommodifying Electricity in Postapartheid Johannesburg, Patrick Bond and Peter McInnes
9. Spaces of Resistance in Seattle and Cancun, Joel Wainwright
10. Articulating Neoliberalism: Diverse Economies and Everyday Life in Postsocialist Cities, Adrian Smith
11. Modes of Governance, Modes of Resistance: Contesting Neoliberalism in Calgary, Byron Miller
12. Closed Borders, Open Markets: Immigrant Day Laborers' Struggle for Economic Rights, Nik Theodore
13. Space Patrols-the New Peace-Keeping Functions of Nonprofits: Contesting Neoliberalism or the Urban Poor?, Volker Eick
14. From Possible Urban Worlds to the Contested Metropolis: Urban Research and Activism in the Age of Neoliberalism, Ute Lehrer and Roger Keil
15. Squaring up to Neoliberalism, Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, and Eric S. Sheppard

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