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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities

Edited by: Barbara Oomen, Martha F. Davis

ISBN13: 9781107147010
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99

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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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
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 Montreal experience Benoit 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 Garcia 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 Maria Sanchez Rodriguez
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.