The Theoretical Framework Lies At The Intersection Between Neoliberalism And The Right Of The City Theories

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3.4 The Theoretical Framework
The theoretical framework lies at the intersection between Neoliberalism and the Right to the City theories.

Neoliberalisation: As presented by Reagan, Thatcher, Kohl, Pinochet and Deng took over after the crisis that rocked the world in the world in the late 70’s and early 80’s and was gradually introduced to the third world countries through international organizations. Neoliberalism operates on a class basis and it tends to intensify class conflict which can discourage capitalist investment while encouraging socialists.
According to Sager 2011, neoliberalisation represents uneven development and its policies are ultimately fostered by neoliberal regimes. It involves a power move from government to private strategies which serves business companies and their few favored customers than the economy. The current neo-liberalization of many societies is shaped by economic globalization and international capital mobility, and by fewer restrictions on business operations, extended property rights, privatization, deregulation, erosion of the welfare state, devolution of central government, uneven economic development and increasing social polarization (Dumenil & Levy, 2004; Harvey, 2005, 2006). Based on all opinion, it appears as if the neoliberal era would not be going away anytime soon as its roots were encouraged by Deng, Thatcher, and Regan in the early 1980’s.

Rights to the City
The right to the city as coined by Henri Levebre is used…
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