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Nick Gallent and Daniela Ciaffi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447315162

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.001.0001

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Associative action in urban planning:

Associative action in urban planning:

Case studies from Marseille, France

Chapter:
(p.97) 6 Associative action in urban planning
Source:
Community action and planning
Author(s):

Maha Messaoudène

Daniel Pinson

Mustapha Berra

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0006

The chapter show very vividly how local residents struggle to exert their rights in the context of a tradition of interventionist government, which arguably views communities – and the broader idea of ‘community’ – as a threat to statehood, attempting to iron out local difference rather than celebrating it. In Marseille, we see how some of the poorest communities in Europe engage in a daily battle against incredible challenges and how some win remarkable victories against the insensitivity of the local and national state, and this is despite a pattern of social and ethnic fragmentation which makes it difficult to identify clear communities.

Keywords:   migration, ethnic fragmentation, neighbourhood, poor community

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