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Local responses to right-wing populism: Building human rights cities

Smith, J (2017) Local responses to right-wing populism: Building human rights cities. Studies in Social Justice, 11 (2). 347 - 368. ISSN 1911-4788

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Abstract

© 2017 Centre for Studies in Social Justice. Today economic vulnerability, heightened inequality, and reduced government capacities have fueled nationalist and xenophobic movements in many countries. Such movements threaten democracy and human rights within countries and globally. Less visible amid these disturbing trends - but no less important for the future of democracy - is the simultaneous expansion of locally-organized human rights initiatives around the world, especially since 2000. A proliferation of placebased movements claiming "rights to the city" is becoming increasingly visible and trans-locally networked. After outlining some of the global dimensions of this development, I discuss work happening in the U.S. city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and explore the broader possibilities for locally based human rights initiatives to address contemporary threats to social justice and peace.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, Jjgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH0000-0002-4808-0391
Date: 1 January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Social Justice
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Page Range: 347 - 368
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.26522/ssj.v11i2.1394
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1911-4788
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 13:38
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 16:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/35882

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