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Emerging Networks of Organized Urban Poor: Restructuring the Engagement with Government Toward the Inclusion of the Excluded

by Angelo Gasparre

Jan 5, 2011

Aim of this article is to address the issue of citizen participation and democratic engagement within a specific area slum upgrading presenting and theoretically discussing the approach of an international network called Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), which represents member federations of urban poor and homeless groups from about 30 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.