chapter  11
20 Pages

Fighting for Just Cities in capitalism’s periphery

ByErminia Maricato, translated by Bruno G. Lobo and Karina Leitão

Given the (temporary?) defeat of socialist utopias at the end of the twentieth century, is it still possible to achieve more justice in cities in the beginning of the twenty-first century?2

Given the territorial mobility of capital in the so-called era of globalization, which in its search for locational advantages condemns cities to abandonment and ruin through unemployment, what are the chances of inverting such processes?