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Four Case Studies: Jablonec nad Nisou, České Budějovice, Prostějov, and Prague

  • Michaela Pixová
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Abstract

This chapter presents empirical data from four case studies. The first case is concerned with a citizens’ struggle against unsustainable planning and development in Jablonec nad Nisou. The second study deals with a citizens’ struggle against a controversial flood protection project in České Budějovice. The efforts of citizens in Prostějov to prevent the demolition of two public buildings are described in the third study. And the fourth presents urban grassroots movements in Prague, focusing on their development since 1989 and, specifically, on movements which entered electoral competition to gain control over local governments in three urban districts. Every case delineates the emergence and development of the urban conflicts and assesses urban grassroots movements’ success in achieving their goals.

Keywords

Urban grassroots movements Electoral competition Unsustainable planning Flood protection Demolition Referendum Activist government 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michaela Pixová
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  1. 1.Institute of Sociological StudiesCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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