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Contesting neoliberalism : urban frontiers / edited by Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, Eric S. Sheppard.

Contributor(s): Leitner, Helga | Peck, Jamie | Sheppard, Eric S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew York : The Guilford Press, c2007Description: xii, 340 p. ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781593853204 (paperback).Subject(s): Urban policy | Anti-globalization movement | Neoliberalism | Urban economics | Urban geographyDDC classification: 307.76 CON Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Contesting urban futures: decentering neoliberalism / Helga Leitner ... [et al.] -- Conceptualizing neoliberalism, thinking Thatcherism / Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell -- Mexico's neoliberal transition: authoritarian shadows in an era of neoliberalism / Patricia Martin -- The places, people, and politics of partnership: after neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand / Wendy Larner and Maria Butler -- Contesting the neoliberalization of urban governance / Margit Mayer -- Contesting the neoliberal city? Theories of neoliberalism and urban strategies of contention / William Sites -- Political polemics and local practices of community organizing and neoliberal politics in South Africa / Sophie Oldfield and Kristian Stokke -- Decommodifying electricity in postapartheid Johannesburg / Patrick Bond and Peter McInnes -- Spaces of resistance in Seattle and Cancun / Joel Wainwright -- Articulating neoliberalism: diverse economies and everyday life in postsocialist cities / Adrian Smith -- Modes of governance, modes of resistance: contesting neoliberalism in Calgary / Byron Miller -- Closed borders, open markets: immigrant day laborers' struggle for economic rights / Nik Theodore -- Space patrols--the new peace-keeping functions of nonprofits: contesting neoliberalism or the urban poor? / Volker Eick -- From possible urban worlds to the contested metropolis: urban research and activism in the age of neoliberalism / Ute Lehrer and Roger Keil -- Squaring up to neoliberalism / Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, and Eric S. Sheppard.
Summary: Neoliberalism's 'market revolution' - realized through practices like privatization, deregulation, fiscal devolution, and workfare programme-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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contesting urban futures: decentering neoliberalism / Helga Leitner ... [et al.] -- Conceptualizing neoliberalism, thinking Thatcherism / Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell -- Mexico's neoliberal transition: authoritarian shadows in an era of neoliberalism / Patricia Martin -- The places, people, and politics of partnership: after neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand / Wendy Larner and Maria Butler -- Contesting the neoliberalization of urban governance / Margit Mayer -- Contesting the neoliberal city? Theories of neoliberalism and urban strategies of contention / William Sites -- Political polemics and local practices of community organizing and neoliberal politics in South Africa / Sophie Oldfield and Kristian Stokke -- Decommodifying electricity in postapartheid Johannesburg / Patrick Bond and Peter McInnes -- Spaces of resistance in Seattle and Cancun / Joel Wainwright -- Articulating neoliberalism: diverse economies and everyday life in postsocialist cities / Adrian Smith -- Modes of governance, modes of resistance: contesting neoliberalism in Calgary / Byron Miller -- Closed borders, open markets: immigrant day laborers' struggle for economic rights / Nik Theodore -- Space patrols--the new peace-keeping functions of nonprofits: contesting neoliberalism or the urban poor? / Volker Eick -- From possible urban worlds to the contested metropolis: urban research and activism in the age of neoliberalism / Ute Lehrer and Roger Keil -- Squaring up to neoliberalism / Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, and Eric S. Sheppard.

Neoliberalism's 'market revolution' - realized through practices like privatization, deregulation, fiscal devolution, and workfare programme-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.

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