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date: 20 January 2020

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This article traces the genealogy of urban movements, and of the theories and methodologies developed to explain their dynamics, primarily in European and North American settings. It evaluates the respective strengths and weaknesses of these theories and methodologies against the emergence of “glocal” movements influenced by transnational antiglobalization activism, and against the novel forms of urban micro- and infra-politics. The article suggests that one of the key characteristics of contemporary urban movements is that they do not have a consensual and defined idea of the ideal society for which they are struggling.

Keywords: urban movements, Europe, North America, glocal movements, antiglobalization activism, micro-politics, infra-politics, ideal society

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