New urban activisms in Spain: reclaiming public space in the face of crises



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Walliser Martínez, Juan Andrés (2013) New urban activisms in Spain: reclaiming public space in the face of crises. Policy & Politics, 41 (3). pp. 329-350. ISSN 0305-5736

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This paper examines the case of Madrid with examples of mobilisation and transformative actions in public spaces of the city. It discusses how virtualisation of networks and spaces through ICTs (information and communication technologies) has contributed to new patterns of mobilisation and social networks among participants and supporters. Following sections will give an account of the transformation of political action in the real and virtual public space of Madrid and on the evolution of Spanish urban social movements in relation to these issues, and the role of new urban activists in the governance patterns of the neoliberal city in crises.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban activism, Social movements, Madrid, Neoliberal city
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology
Social sciences > Sociology > Social movements
Social sciences > Economics > Depressions
ID Code:41528
Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 09:45
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 12:20

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