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Title Popular housing and urban land tenure in the Middle East : case studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey / edited by Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, Eric Denis
Edition [International version]
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: Forms and norms : questioning illegal urban housing in the Middle East / Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Denis -- The production of forms and norms from within: Mukhalafat in Damascus : the form of an informal settlement / Etienne Léna ; Selling one's property in an informal settlement : a praxeological approach to a Syrian case study / Baudouin Dupret and Myriam Ferrier ; Securing property in informal neighborhoods in Damascus through tax payments / Myriam Ferrier ; Inhabitants' daily practices to obtain legal status for their homes and security of tenure : Egypt / Marion Séjourné ; Vertical versus horizontal : constraints of modern living conditions in informal settlements and the reality of construction / Franziska Laue ; The politics of sacred space in downtown Beirut (1853-2008) / Ward Vloeberghs ; Shared social and juridical meanings as observed in an Aleppo 'marginal' neighborhood / Zouhair Ghazzal -- Public policies toward informal settlements : from eviction to self-help recognition (or legitimization) and back: Secure land tenure? : stakes and contradictions of land titling and upgrading politics in the global Middle East and Egypt / Agnès Deboulet ; The commodification of the Ashwaʼiyyat : urban land, housing market unification, and de Soto's interventions in Egypt / Eric Denis ; Public policies toward informal settlements in Jordan (1965-2010) / Myriam Ababsa ; Mülk Allahindir ('This house is God's property') : legitimizing land ownership in the suburbs of Istanbul / Jean-François Pérouse ; Law, rights, and justice in informal settlements : the crossed frames of reference of town planning in a large urban development project in Beirut / Valérie Clerc ; The coastal settlements of Ouzaii and Jnah : analysis of an upgrading project in Beirut / Falk Jähnigen
Summary "Irregular or illegal housing constitutes the ordinary condition of popular urban housing in the Middle East. Considering the conditions of daily practices related to land and tenure mobilization and of housing, neighborhood shaping, transactions, and conflict resolution, this book offers a new reading of government action in the cities of Amman, Beirut, Damascus, Istanbul, and Cairo, focusing on the participation of ordinary citizens and their interactions with state apparatuses specifically located within the urban space. The book adopts a praxeological approach to law that describes how inhabitants define and exercise their legality in practice and daily routines. The ambition of the volume is to restore the continuum in the consolidation, building after building, of the popular neighborhoods of the cities under study, while demonstrating the closely-knit social relationships and other forms of community bonding"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject City planning -- Middle East.
Housing policy -- Middle East.
Land use, Urban -- Middle East.
Urbanization -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Ababsa, Myriam, editor
Denis, Eric, editor
Dupret, Baudouin, editor
ISBN 1617971359 (electronic bk)
1617973513 (electronic bk)
9781617971358 (electronic bk)
9781617973512 (electronic bk)