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Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe

Grashoff, U (Ed). (2020) Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe. [Book]. Fringe. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe brings together historians, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, urban planners and political activists to break new ground in the globalisation of knowledge about informal housing. Providing both methodological reflections and practical examples, they compare informal settlements, unauthorised occupation of flats, illegal housing construction and political squatting in different regions of the world. Subjects covered include squatter settlements in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, squatting activism in Brazil and Spain, right-wing squatting in Germany, planning laws and informality across countries in the Global North, and squatting in post-Second World War UK and Australia. The volume’s global approach is found not only in the variety of topics but in the origins of its authors, who between them contribute specialist knowledge from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe. Bringing together such a wide range of authors and subjects demonstrates the power of comparative research to open up new perspectives. By comparing, for example, toleration of informal housing in Hong Kong and Paris, squatting in the Netherlands and communist East Germany, or slums in nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century Africa, the chapters connect different contexts in path-breaking fashion.

Type: Book
Title: Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe
ISBN-13: 9781787355217
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787355217
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787355217
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2020 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2020 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Grashoff, U. (ed.). 2020. Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787355217 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons license unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons license, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: housing, informality, global, squatting
UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089971
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