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Title Rebel streets and the informal economy : street trade and the law / edited by Alison Brown
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City
Routledge studies in urbanism and the city.
Contents Pt. 1. 'Rebel streets' : law, rights and space in urban development -- pt. 2. Street trading at the front line -- pt. 3. Claiming 'rebel streets'
Summary "Street trade is a critical and highly visible component of the informal economy, linked to global systems of exchange. Yet policy responses are dismissive and evictions commonplace. Despite being progressively marginalised from public space, street traders in the global south are engaged in spatial and political battlegrounds to reclaim space, and claim de facto property rights over their place of work, through quiet infiltration, union power, or direct action. This book explores 'rebel streets', the challenges faced by informal economy actors and how organised groups are seeking to reframe legal understandings to create new claims to space and urban rights. The book sets out a new...framework for improved understanding of the plural relationship between law, rights, and space for the informal economy, the contest between traditional, modernist and rights-based approaches to development, and impacts on the urban working poor. With a focus on street trading, the book seeks to reframe the legal context in which modern informal economies operate, drawing on key areas of academic inquiry and case studies of how vendors are staking claim to urban rights. The book argues for a reconceptualisation of legal instruments to provide a rights-based framework for urban work that recognises the legitimacy of urban informal economies, the scope for collective management of urban resources, and the social value of public space as a site for urban livelihoods."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Informal sector (Economics)
Informal sector (Economics) -- Law and legislation.
Peddling -- Law and legislation.
Street vendors -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, Alison (Alison Margaret Braithwaite), editor
ISBN 1315641461
1317280091 (electronic bk.)
9781317280095 (electronic bk.)