Chapter by Sílvia Leiria Viegas published in Springer Nature book

“Reformism Versus Resistance for the Right to the City”, a chapter by Silvia Leiria Viegas, CIAC researcher, was recently published in The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change, part of the Springer Nature series.

The chapter explores the conciliatory reformist and radical resistance positions adopted by activists in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal, aiming to integrate vulnerable groups, such as refugees and other forced migrants in socio-spatially excluded urban contexts. It highlights how local associations addressing discriminatory issues, particularly racism, xenophobia, and gender issues, including self-representation and academic involvement, have become key actors in promoting new or renewed dynamics. The goal is to decipher the underlying positions of various intentions and actions, as well as their corresponding outcomes.

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change examines the link between globalization and social change, neoliberalism and social change, and society’s response to social change. The chapters primarily focus on these three broad themes and discuss their impact on different societies worldwide, from macro to local levels. The main objective is to investigate social change in a constantly transforming world with a new economic, political, and social order. The handbook brings together a group of experts and researchers who are interested in examining the impact of social change on modern society and on the lives and development of individuals.

Silvia Leiria Viegas’s chapter is available here.

Esta publicação também está disponível em: Portuguese (Portugal)