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Brown, Alison (Alison Margaret Braithwaite)

Works: 4 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 303 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alison Brown
Contested space : street trading, public space, and livelihoods in developing cities( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is essential reading for all those interested in innovative city governance, for planners, NGOs, students, academics, and practitioners in Development Studies and Urban Development."--Jacket
Rebel streets and the informal economy : street trade and the law by Alison Brown( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Street trade is a critical and highly visible component of the informal economy, linked to global systems of exchange. Yet policy responses are dismissive and evictions commonplace. Despite being progressively marginalised from public space, street traders in the global south are engaged in spatial and political battlegrounds to reclaim space, and claim de facto property rights over their place of work, through quiet infiltration, union power, or direct action. This book explores 'rebel streets', the challenges faced by informal economy actors and how organised groups are seeking to reframe legal understandings to create new claims to space and urban rights. The book sets out a new ... framework for improved understanding of the plural relationship between law, rights, and space for the informal economy, the contest between traditional, modernist and rights-based approaches to development, and impacts on the urban working poor. With a focus on street trading, the book seeks to reframe the legal context in which modern informal economies operate, drawing on key areas of academic inquiry and case studies of how vendors are staking claim to urban rights. The book argues for a reconceptualisation of legal instruments to provide a rights-based framework for urban work that recognises the legitimacy of urban informal economies, the scope for collective management of urban resources, and the social value of public space as a site for urban livelihoods."--
China's 'Chocolate City' : an ethnic enclave in a changing landscape by Zhigang Li( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The China-Africa Value Chain: Can Africa's Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Engage Successfully in Global Trade? by Michal Lyons( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.62 (from 0.59 for Rebel stre ... to 1.00 for The China- ...)

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Contested space : street trading, public space, and livelihoods in developing cities
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Brown, Alison Margaret Braithwaite

English (18)