Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo

Through the in-depth ethnographic study of one squatter neighborhood in Montevideo and its leader's political networks, this article illustrates a successful strategy through which some squatter neighborhoods have fought for their right to the city. This consists of opportunistic, face-to-face...

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Autor Principal: Rivadulla, María José Alvarez
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2012
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22507
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-2456.2012.00142.x
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spelling ir-10336-225072022-05-02T12:37:14Z Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo Rivadulla, María José Alvarez Clientelism Informal settlement Land tenure Neighborhood Urban area Urban politics Urban society Montevideo [uruguay] Uruguay Through the in-depth ethnographic study of one squatter neighborhood in Montevideo and its leader's political networks, this article illustrates a successful strategy through which some squatter neighborhoods have fought for their right to the city. This consists of opportunistic, face-to-face relationships between squatter leaders and politicians of various factions and parties as intermediaries to get state goods, such as water, building materials, electricity, roads, and ultimately land tenure. Through this mechanism, squatters have seized political opportunities at the national and municipal levels. These opportunities were particularly high between 1989 and 2004, years of great competition for the votes of the urban poor on the periphery of the city, when the national and municipal governments belonged to opposing parties. In terms of theory, the article discusses current literature on clientelism, posing problems that make it difficult to characterize the political networks observed among squatters. © 2012 University of Miami. 2012 2020-05-25T23:56:45Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 15482456 1531426X https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22507 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-2456.2012.00142.x eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Clientelism
Informal settlement
Land tenure
Neighborhood
Urban area
Urban politics
Urban society
Montevideo [uruguay]
Uruguay
spellingShingle Clientelism
Informal settlement
Land tenure
Neighborhood
Urban area
Urban politics
Urban society
Montevideo [uruguay]
Uruguay
Rivadulla, María José Alvarez
Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
description Through the in-depth ethnographic study of one squatter neighborhood in Montevideo and its leader's political networks, this article illustrates a successful strategy through which some squatter neighborhoods have fought for their right to the city. This consists of opportunistic, face-to-face relationships between squatter leaders and politicians of various factions and parties as intermediaries to get state goods, such as water, building materials, electricity, roads, and ultimately land tenure. Through this mechanism, squatters have seized political opportunities at the national and municipal levels. These opportunities were particularly high between 1989 and 2004, years of great competition for the votes of the urban poor on the periphery of the city, when the national and municipal governments belonged to opposing parties. In terms of theory, the article discusses current literature on clientelism, posing problems that make it difficult to characterize the political networks observed among squatters. © 2012 University of Miami.
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author Rivadulla, María José Alvarez
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title Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
title_short Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
title_full Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
title_fullStr Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
title_full_unstemmed Clientelism or Something Else? Squatter Politics in Montevideo
title_sort clientelism or something else? squatter politics in montevideo
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