How do squatting settlements in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan differ from right-wing squatting in Germany? What commonalities does squatting activism in Brazil and Spain share with squatting in post-World War II UK and Australia? In Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe
historians, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, urban planners, and political activists come together to break new ground in exploring the globalization of knowledge about informal housing. Coming from a diverse collection of perspectives and places, they compare informal settlements, unauthorized occupation of flats, illegal housing construction, and political squatting all around the world.
The contributors to Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing Around the Globe
engage with a sweeping variety of topics and contribute specialist knowledge from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe. Bringing together such a wide range of authors and subjects demonstrates the power of comparative research to open new perspectives.