(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The spatial dimension of negotiated power relations and social justice in the redevelopment of villages-in-the-city in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HIM C. (1) ;
(1) Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist Univ., Hong Kong, CHINE


This paper investigates the spatial dimension of power relations and the seeking of social justice through an urban redevelopment project. It presents a link between power and space, suggesting that different forms of power stem from the multiple connections which different actors draw from space, be it place or shifting positions. In the context of China’s villages-in-the-city redevelopment, this idea suggests that the dispossessed are not entirely powerless, although their formal rights to participate are forfeit. It moves the discussion of social justice beyond liberal democratic societies where most of the literature is based. Such a move is expected to generate new understandings of the geographies of social justice


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no10 [pp. 2459-2476]

Bibliographic references : 3 p

Collation : 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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