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Is This What a Democratic City Looks Like? Local Democracy, Housing Rights and Homeownership in the Portuguese Context
This article analyses the creation of a normative framework for the democratic city during the regime change in Portugal in 1975—the answers that were given to the question, ‘What should a city be like in a democratic regime?’ While I critically discuss post-democracy and its use of...
Since the early 2000s in the United States, food deserts—neighborhoods in which households have limited geographic access to full-service supermarkets or grocery stores— have become conceptually central in public policy research on food security. Analyzing this phenomenon from a ‘policy mobility’ perspective,...
Featured image shows a meeting of a poor neighbourhood commission struggling for housing rights during the Portuguese democratic transition, Oporto (s.d.), circa 1974–5 (photo courtesy of the Alves Costa Collection, University of Coimbra, CD25Abril)
Featured image shows a detail from a map showing 2016 uptake rates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a key and longstanding initiative to reduce food insecurity in the United States. Despite demonstrated administrative efficiency and proven efficacy, the program is under threat (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, USA, July 2017)
Featured image shows the deplorably cramped living conditions of a sub-divided flat in a high-density neighbourhood in the Kowloon Peninsular, Hong Kong (photo by Wing-Shing Tang, January 2015)