(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Urban poverty and regulation, new spaces and old : Japan and the US in comparison

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Global and Media Studies, Kinjo Gakuin Univ., Nagoya, JAPON


This article examines the new urban poverty (NUP) and the policy responses that produced new, rescaled regulatory spaces to contain the poor on the fringe of social rights and the capital circuit. It illuminates this process through the comparison of Japanese and US trajectories from the 1950s through the 2000s, both of which, evolving through economic crises, have established unique pathways. Lastly, it examines how the countries’ regulation of a major aspect of the NUP—homelessness—intensified multiscalar rescaling processes. It concludes that regulation of the NUP represents a significant instance of uneven spatial development of capitalism mediated by the state that requires synthetic research


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no5 [pp. 1203-1225]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a4621

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