Contesting Neoliberalism

Urban Frontiers

Edited by Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, and Eric Sheppard

October 24, 2006
ISBN 9781593853204
Price: $40.00
340 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

Neoliberalism's “market revolution”—realized through practices like privatization, deregulation, fiscal devolution, and workfare programs—has had a transformative effect on contemporary cities. The consequences of market-oriented politics for urban life have been widely studied, but less attention has been given to how grassroots groups, nongovernmental organizations, and progressive city administrations are fighting back. In case studies written from a variety of theoretical and political perspectives, this book examines how struggles around such issues as affordable housing, public services and space, neighborhood sustainability, living wages, workers' rights, fair trade, and democratic governance are reshaping urban political geographies in North America and around the world.