Global Urban Justice

Global Urban Justice

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Michele Grigolo Edited by Barbara Oomen
Cambridge University Press, 6/23/2016
EAN 9781107147010, ISBN10: 1107147018

Hardcover, 350 pages, 23.5 x 15.8 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Cities increasingly base their local policies on human rights. Human rights cities promise to forge new alliances between urban actors and international organizations, to enable the 'translation' of the abstract language of human rights to the local level, and to develop new practices designed to bring about global urban justice. This book brings together academics and practitioners at the forefront of human rights cities and the 'right to the city' movement to critically discuss their history and also the potential that human rights cities hold for global urban justice.

1. Introduction
the promise and challenges of human rights cities Barbara Oomen
Part I. Actors and their Shifting Capacities
2. Cities, human rights and accountability
the United States experience Martha F. Davis
3. Making human rights the talk of the town
civil society and human rights cities, a case study of the Netherlands Esther van den Berg
4. Human rights at a local level
the Montréal experience Benoît Frate
5. From principles to practice
the role of US mayors in advancing human rights JoAnn Kamuf Ward
Part II. Renegotiating Rights in the Urban Space
6. Human rights in the city and the right to the city
two different paradigms confronting urbanisation Eva García Chueca
7. Defying the demand to 'go home'
from human rights cities to the urbanisation of human rights Jonathan Darling
8. Contested advocacy
negotiating between rights and reciprocity in Nima and Maamobi, Ghana Catherine Buerger
9. Localising the human right to water into the city context
insights from domestic litigation Natalya Pestova
Part III. Implementing Human Rights Cities
10. Re-imagining human rights practice through the city
a case study of York (UK) Emily Graham, Paul Gready, Eric Hoddy and Rachel Pennington
11. Human rights and the city
obligations, commitments and opportunities Klaus Starl
12. The recognition of the right to the city in Mexico City
the Charter Ana María Sánchez Rodríguez
13. In a state of becoming a human rights city
the case of Eugene, Oregon Kenneth J. Neubeck
Part IV. Conclusions
14. Human rights cities
challenges and possibilities Cynthia Soohoo
15. Towards a sociology of the human rights city
focusing on practice Michele Grigolo.