Deadline: 10th May
We invite young scholars to tackle these questions in any of the following tracks by submitting their abstract in English, Spanish or Portuguese:
MULTIDIMENSIONAL INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA: GENDER AND SOCIO-SPATIAL INEQUALITY
Historically, inequality is an enduring socio-economic problem, particularly in Latin America. The current phase of capitalism, led by finance, deepens existing inequality everywhere, especially where there already was a high level of inequality and precarious social security and welfare state provision. Concomitantly, some governments recently elected in the region are deepening inequality by simultaneously adopting liberal economic policies with conservative social policies, thus exposing disadvantaged groups to a marketized economy, destroying social security while reducing the individual freedoms of members of minority groups.
Thus, both from the supranational organisms and in the academic spheres, discussions about poverty and inequality have gained more ground. In particular, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations in 2015 stipulated a series of objectives that highlight the need to broaden the study of these topics from a multidimensional perspective, which enables analysis around the edges of exclusion that prevent millions of people around the world from living with dignity.
Given the above, our 2019 Latin America convening aims to generate an integrative and multidimensional discussion of various aspects on inequality, among which is included Gender and Socio-Spatial inequality.
We welcome contributions related (but not limited) to gender and sexual orientation, and inequality from urban and regional perspectives, focusing on:
• Land value generation and its capture by tax tools;
• Public and private urban investments and its impacts on housing markets;
• The distribution of public services in the cities and its relationship with taxation.
• Informality and Urban Poverty.
• Right to the City and access to housing.
• Urban phenomena of Globalization: gentrification, revaluation, segregation.
• Shape of the cities: spatial inequalities across neighbourhoods and clustering.
• Gender, space and the right to land
• Production, gender and power relations
• Glass ceilings and sticky floors: Women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions
• Gender and policymaking: the lack of diversity in Governments
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