Special Issue - Precarity, Mobility and the City

Special Issue - Precarity, Mobility and the City

This special issue contributes to interdisciplinary literature on mobility and precarity in the context of urban studies. Drawing on empirically rich and theoretically grounded case studies, the articles explore ways in which global governmental processes affect mobility and, similarly, how seemingly local movements impact upon global processes. They also address questions of temporality and rhythms of movement as they occur in precarious spaces where lives are directed, controlled, shifted and governed in both structured and contingent ways. The authors take a particular interest in urban spaces to explore how movement plays out, not only within, but also around, towards and away from cities. Three themes run through the case studies in this issue; the regulation of mobility, the representation of space, and relocations of people.


Precarity, Mobility and the City: Introduction to the Special Issue - Jutta Bakonyi, Stefanie Kappler, Eva‐Maria Nag and Lena S. Opfermann

Special Issue Articles

The Political Economy of Displacement: Rent Seeking, Dispossessions and Precarious Mobility in Somali Cities - Jutta Bakonyi

Response Article

Unraveling Spaces of Exceptions through Durable Solutions - Teresa Del Ministro

Special Issue Articles

The ‘Badlands’ of the ‘Balkan Route’: Policy and Spatial Effects on Urban Refugee Housing - Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic‐Wochnik, Amanda Russell Beattie  and Patrycja Rozbicka

Walking in Jozi: Guided Tours, Insecurity and Urban Regeneration in Inner City Johannesburg - Lena S. Opfermann

Curating (im)mobility: Peri‐urban agency in the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum - Stefanie Kappler

Commentary: ‘Profitability’, Curated Narratives and Spatial Governance and their Impacts on Urban Migration and the Lives of Migrants - Dyfed Aubrey

Disrupting the Rhythms of Violence: Anti‐port Protests in the City of Buenaventura - Alke Jenss

Inequality and the Socioeconomic Dimensions of Mobility in Protests: The Cases of Quito and Santiago - Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón and María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña

Policy Opportunities and Constraints for Addressing Urban Precarity of Migrant Populations - Tasneem Siddiqui, Lucy Szaboova, W. Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos, Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan and Tamim Billah

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