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Collective Action toward a Sustainable City: Citizens’ Movements and Environmental Politics in Taipei

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Liu Hwa-Jen

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents two stories of community mobilization in Taipei: defending living space and birth of a five-hectare city park, Nos. 14–15 Park. These two vignettes show both the successes and ... More


Sustainability, Livelihood, and Community Mobilization in the Ajusco “Ecological Reserve”

Keith Pezzoli

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter concentrates on the colonias ecológicas productivas (CEP) movement that sheds light on the political dynamics of community struggles for life space and livelihood and the challenges ... More


In Defense of “Gold-Plated” Child Care: Union Struggles to Preserve Quality Care and Quality Care Work in Toronto

Simon Black

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines contemporary trade union strategies in the greater Toronto area's child care sector, focusing particularly on the ability of child care workers' unions and their community ... More


Ecomodern Discourse and Localised Narratives: Waste Policy, Community Mobilisation and Governmentality in Ireland

Liam Leonard

in Organising waste in the city: International perspectives on narratives and practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306375
eISBN:
9781447310891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter examines the tensions between the policy discourse of ecological modernization, through the Irish state's regional waste plans and the potential construction of waste incineration ... More


Namibia

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0029
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Namibia (population 1.95 million) is a country in Southern Africa bordering the South Atlantic Ocean that covers an area of 825, 418 km2. Home-based care provides the only service approximating to ... More


‘Immunisation is good for your children’: local immunisation practices in India and Malawi

Arima Mishra, Rune Flikke, Cecilie Nordfeldt, and Lot Nyirenda

in Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation policies and Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199666447
eISBN:
9780191749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666447.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

However it is measured, the success of an immunisation programme depends ultimately on what happens at the interface between the national health system and a local community. In many countries this ... More


Cairo's Contested Waste: The Zabaleen's Local Practices and Privatisation Policies

Wael Fahmi and Keith Sutton

in Organising waste in the city: International perspectives on narratives and practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306375
eISBN:
9781447310891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter focus on the impacts of waste privatisation policies of solid waste management on local informal waste collectors in El Cairo and the “Garbage City”, by employing narratives of garbage ... More


The Moment of Decision: The Empire Zinc Strike, Grassroots Feminism, and Mexican American Liberation, 1950–1953

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains how Empire Zinc acted out of fear that a successful strike might enhance the Mexican American unity already encouraged by the policies Jencks had encouraged Local 890 to adopt. ... More


Combating Drug Trafficking

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses how authorities in China are combating the drug trade. It focuses on measures adopted by the Chinese authorities, especially community mobilization, harsh punishment, and the ... More


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