Take the City

Combining political theory, philosophy, history, and intimate narrative, Take the City! presents an expansive view of municipalist movements around the world.

Take the City

With rapid increases in urban populations, there is an urgent need to transform our world's cities in keeping with ecological imperatives and democratic principles. A growing worldwide citizen movement is attempting to challenge bureaucratic administrations and replace the politics of fear with neighborhood power, direct democracy, and solidarity. They believe that threats of capitalism, totalitarianism, and climate change require imaginative political resistance rooted where they live. Combining political theory, philosophy, history, and intimate narrative, Take the City presents an expansive view of municipalist movements around the world. With over twenty contributors, including David Harvey, this anthology provides crucial insights into the challenges ahead by looking at and beyond municipal electoral politics. Stories of diverse regions and issues illuminate the nuances of municipalist movements of the past and present, providing a roadmap of the fight for our future. From Seattle to Kurdistan, Burlington to Oaxaca, Barcelona to Mississippi, and Vienna to Montreal, contributors carefully consider the intertwined questions concerning current crises in housing, the environment, democracy, and capitalism.

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Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Peter Marcuse, David Harvey
Categories: Decentralization in government
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Schismenos Alexandros Schismenos
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-11 - Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

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Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Janet Biehl, Murray Bookchin
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Janet Biehl, Murray Bookchin
Categories: Environmental policy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

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