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When the Alternative is to Keep Things as They Are: The Market Traders’ Political-Legal Battles in Mexico City

Henri Lefebvre (1978, 1991) argued that in order to contest the capitalist production of space it would be necessary to understand people’s everyday life comprehensively, as it is a precondition to develop an agenda to fight for the Right to the City.

Summary and keynote video of the 3rd International Workshop: Alternatives to Development within Contested Territories

Recent political changes in Latin America point towards a return towards nationalist, (neo)colonial and neoliberal ideologies.

Summary of the 2nd International Workshop: The Political Economy of Contested Territories

A group of interdisciplinary scholars from the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences met in the University of York from 26 and 27 September 2019 to continue discussions on Contested Territories in Latin America.

The governance of public market spaces in Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte is one of the most important cities in Brazil, and it has a perceptible ‘culture of markets’.

Development, decolonisation, and territorial defense in the Xesiguan watershed, Guatemala

How do communities develop economic and livelihood alternatives centered on local values within a context of entrenched political hostility and imposed development?

Public Markets as Contested Territories: Urban Infrastructure and Social Reproduction in Mexico City

This blog builds on the idea that urban infrastructures “territorialise social life”, that is that these material forms condense complex relationships between state, capital, and people.

Associating from below: a tool for development

Sustainable tourism models like community-based tourism (CBT) are the new flagship used by multilateral institutions like the World Tourism Organisation to foster environmentally-friendly development in marginalised communities in the Global South.

Soroche: “dizzy” liberal land grabbing in Andean pastoralist territories.

Over the last five centuries, Andean rural territories have been progressively incorporated in the rhythms and scales of the market and the modern nation-state, albeit in different and often ambiguous ways.

1st International workshop on Contested Territories

Approximately 40 social science scholars and activists met in the School of Geography, University of Leeds from 20 and 21 May 2019 to discuss Contested Territories