(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

“Protecting” street children? Urban revitalization and regulation in Lima, Peru

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, ETATS-UNIS


This article develops a critical analysis of the relationship between urban “revitalization” campaigns and the regulation of street children in Lima, Peru. It first shows show how a language of children’s rights has been manipulated to justify the removal of street children from public space, as is most evident through Peru’s Law to Protect Minors from Situations of Begging. In the second part of this article, it examines the uneven implementation of policy: street children themselves resist and rework policies “on the ground,” and children’s rights frameworks may offer possibilities for rupture of formal regulation. It concludes that these overlapping and competing dynamics sustain an uneven and contingent geography of urban regulation


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 870-888]

Bibliographic references : 3 p



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