Global urban justice : the rise of human rights cities
Title: Global urban justice : the rise of human rights cities
Citation: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781316544792; 9781107147010; 9781316601068
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.
Table of Contents:
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.