Type
Article
Titre
Writing Southern theory from the Global North. Notes on informality and regulation
Dans
Equilibri. Rivista per lo sviluppo sostenibile
Auteur(s)
CREMASCHI Marco - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (CEE) (Auteur)
LAURA Lieto - Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II (Auteur)
Numéro
speciale/2020
Pages
261 - 280 p.
ISSN
15947580
Mots clés
Urbanization, Urban Informality
Résumé
IT
Urbanization in Italy, especially after WWII, shows a marked informal character that anticipates issues and problems very familiar with the postcolonial agenda based in cities of the Global South and surprisingly overlooked by Northern urban scholars until recently. The paper addresses the «returning surge» of informality studies in Southern Europe and provides key-concepts for a Southern theory-like perspective that is not grounded in the Global South, but developed from the Global North. In this vein, and quite instrumentally, Italy is regarded as a player in the formation of the historical North-South, reflecting and processing contradictions and inequalities of the mainstream, continental European urbanization of capital. The paper focuses on two cases of urban informality in Rome and Naples to address the rise of a Southern European theory underpinning planning regulation as an area of tensions – from informal housing to illegal, criminal econo

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