Article Title:
A refugee in my own country: Evictions or property rights in the urban informal economy?
Title of Journal:
Urban Studies
Brown, Alison, Colman Msoka and Ibrahima Dankoco.
August, 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article

Normative approaches to urban governance and planning and idealised visions of city space too often result in relocation or forced eviction of street traders and other informal economy workers from public space as a policy of choice. Often a response to a short-term political imperative, clearances take place with little understanding of the interconnected nature of the urban informal economy or widespread poverty impacts that result. As a result, street traders feel ostracised and often describe themselves as refugees.

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