Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance

Author:   Raquel Rolnik
Publisher:   Verso Books
ISBN:  

9781788733007


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Format:   Hardback
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How finance and politics have caused the global housing crisisThe most comprehensive survey of the current crisis, Urban Warfare charts how the financial crisis and wider urban politics have left millions homeless and in financial desperation across the world. The financialisation of housing has become a global catastrophe, leaving millions desperate and homeless. Since the 2008 financial collapse, models of home ownership, originating in the US and UK, are being exported around the world. Using examples from across the globe, Rolnik shows how our cities have been sold to construction companies and banks, while supported by government-facilitated schemes, such as the right to buy subsidies and micro-financing. Our homes and neighbourhoods have become the last subprime frontiers of capitalism, organised by those who benefit the most.

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Author:   Raquel Rolnik
Publisher:   Verso Books
Imprint:   Verso Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 23.10cm
Weight:   0.658kg
ISBN:  

9781788733007


ISBN 10:   1788733002
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A magisterial survey and analysis of what is fast becoming one of the most compelling global crises of our time. --David Harvey, author of Rebel Cities


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Raquel Rolnik is a professor of Urban Planning at the University of S o Paulo. She was National Secretary for Urban Programmes of the Brazilian Ministry of Cities (2003-2007). From 2008 to 2014, she held the mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and visited the US and UK, among other countries, causing some controversy on housing policies.

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