Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Margit Mayer und Hakan Thörn beim Think and Drink

Think and Drink, Margit Mayer, Hakan Thörn, Urban Uprising, book launch
  • Wann 16.01.2017 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Raum 002, Universitätsstraße 3b, 10117 Berlin
  • Termin zum Kalender hinzufügen iCal

Urban Uprisings. Challenging Neoliberal Urbanism in Europe



Margit Mayer, Catharina Thörn and Håkan Thörn

This book analyses the waves of protests, from spontaneous uprisings to well-organized forms of collective action, which have shaken European cities over the last decade. It shows how analysing these protests in connection with the structural context of neoliberal urbanism and its crises is more productive than standard explanations. Processes of neoliberalisation have caused deeply segregated urban landscapes defined by deepening social inequality, rising unemployment, racism, securitization of urban spaces and welfare state withdrawal, particularly from poor peripheral areas, where tensions between marginalized youth and police often manifest in public spaces. Challenging a conventional distinction made in research on protest, the book integrates a structural analysis of processes of large scale urban transformation with analyses of the relationship between 'riots' and social movement action in nine countries: France, Greece, England, Germany, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Turkey.