Urban Segregation and Inequality in Latin American Cities: A Local Government Law Perspective
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Schedule: Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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According to the United Nations, in 2012 Latin America and the Caribbean was the most urbanized region worldwide with more than 80% of its more than 625 million population living in cities. Meanwhile, despite not being the poorest region in the world, it is the most unequal region; with 10% of the population accounting for 71% of the total wealth. This means that most urban dwellers in Latin American cities are poor. Poor people in Latin American cities face spatial segregation, poor housing conditions, extensive commutes, urban violence and insecurity, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered particular socioeconomic effects which have deepened the huge inequality of cities in the region. Since the 80s, governments in the region have been promoting decentralization through legal reforms that strengthen local governments facing these issues. “Latin America has been in many ways a “laboratory” for new approaches to managing public affairs at the local level”. Although social scientists, policy makers and urban planners have analyzed urban segregation and inequality in Latin American cities, Local Government Law (LGL) can provide a new perspective on the subject, looking at the role of the law in producing segregation and inequality, as well as promoting solutions to those issues. LGL as a field studies the legal frameworks that national or subnational governments create for cities. Nothing that occurs at the local level escapes a superior law, either by action or omission. So far, LGL has been mainly used to analyze the relationship between cities and states in the United States, but has been an underdeveloped field in other areas of the world. We will expand this approach to analyze Latin American cities to see law in action, discussing how LGL affects low-income urban dwellers, and the ways in which they rebel, accommodate or negotiate upfront or in the shadow of the LGL in place.
Requirements: Have finished or being currently studying an undergraduate degree.
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