URBAN REVOLT: State Power and the Rise of People’s Movements in the Global South

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Listen as I talk with scholar-activist, Trevor Ngwane; and senior researcher, Luke Sinwell; about their book entitled, “Urban Revolt: State Power and the Rise of People’s Movements in the Global South”.

In the book, Urban Revolt, through detailed case studies, it unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.

The urban poor and working class now make up the majority of the world’s population. Much of the population growth results from the displacement of rural poor people to mega-cities. The proliferation of informal settlements and slums, particularly in the Global South, have created conditions ripe for social upheaval as people seek to improve their living conditions and win basic human rights. Drawing from case studies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the chapters in this book map and analyze the ways in which the majority of the world exists and struggles in the contemporary urban context.

 

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