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Free Content The right to the city: the struggle for democracy in the urban public realm

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This paper aims to contribute to contemporary debates on governance change in the local public realm by undertaking a close analysis of Henri Lefebvre's concept of the right to the city. I argue that when it is fully appreciated, Lefebvre's idea imagines a thoroughgoing transformation of the city as a political community. It involves a radical democratization of cities, which Lefebvre understands to mean an ongoing and collective struggle by urban inhabitants to manage the city for themselves, without the state and without capitalism.
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Keywords: DEMOCRACY; HENRI LEFEBVRE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 July 2013

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