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    From housing crisis to housing justice: Towards a radical right to a home

    Lima, Valesca (2021) From housing crisis to housing justice: Towards a radical right to a home. Urban Studies, 58 (16). pp. 3282-3298. ISSN 0042-0980

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    Amidst a protracted housing crisis that has affected major cities in Europe and beyond, vibrant social movements for housing justice are trying to challenge the notion that housing is a commodity, with transformative demands framing housing as a fundamental human right. This paper explores the ways housing movements in Dublin use direct and confrontational approaches as political action. Previous literature has examined the emergence of new housing movements as a direct consequence of the economic and social challenges that arose as a result of the economic downturn and neoliberal austerity policies. However, there is, as yet, little that addresses the ways autonomous housing groups engage in non-violent direct action and the challenges they face in trying not just to promote a radical change of policy but also in carrying out practical prefigurative action. As such, the findings in this study provide insights into how emerging direct-action-oriented housing groups fight for housing justice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: housing; politics; social justice;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 18503
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    Depositing User: Valesca Lima
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 10:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Urban Studies
    Publisher: SAGE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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