Introduction: Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities
Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, Cambridge University Press (2016)
19 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2016 Last revised: 27 Nov 2016
Date Written: 2016
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 justice.
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