Introductory Remarks and Overview

  • Ngai Ming YipEmail author
  • Miguel Angel Martínez López
  • Xiaoyi Sun
Part of the The Contemporary City book series (TCONTCI)


This chapter offers a definition of urban activism and gives an overview of urban activism in liberal democracies as well as in non-democratic countries. It attempts to outline the general context as well as related concepts on which subsequent chapters are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ngai Ming Yip
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Angel Martínez López
    • 2
  • Xiaoyi Sun
    • 3
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong
  2. 2.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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