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Studies of the Americas
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Street Art and Democracy in Latin America

Authors: Dabène, Olivier

  • Studies the articulation/interactions between the appropriation of public space and (various forms of) collaborative governance
  • Satisfies the need to understand the proliferation of public space invasions by street artists, and the way the authorities react
  • Provides a fairly optimistic view of grassroots democracy in Latin America, contrasting with the abundant literature on the crisis of representative democracy
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About this book

This book explores street art’s contributions to democracy in Latin America through a comparative study of five cities: Bogota (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil), Valparaiso (Chile), Oaxaca (Mexico) and Havana (Cuba). The author argues that when artists invade public space for the sake of disseminating rage, claims or statements, they behave as urban citizens who try to raise public awareness, nurture public debates and hold authorities accountable. Street art also reveals how public space is governed. When local authorities try to contain, regulate or repress public space invasions, they can achieve their goals democratically if they dialogue with the artists and try to reach a consensus inspired by a conception of the city as a commons. Under specific conditions, the book argues, street level democracy and collaborative governance can overlap, prompting a democratization of democracy.

About the authors

Olivier Dabène is Professor of Political Science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He is also Senior Researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI) and President of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC), both at Sciences Po, France.  

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 7. November 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26913-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 74,89 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 7. November 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26912-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Street Art and Democracy in Latin America
Authors
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26913-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26913-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26912-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 261
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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