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A City Against Established Powers: Neomunicipalism in Naples

In the wake of the infamous 2008 “garbage emergency”, Naples voted for a municipalist Mayor and city council, which embarked on an ambitious policy of remunicipalisation and participatory urban democracy. But cities remain isolated in their confrontation with established powers and with the austerity imposed on them by the European Union and national governments.

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By Eleonora de Majo

Eleonora de Majo (@EleonoraMajo) was elected as member of the city council of Naples in 2016. She is also president of ‘right to the city’ councillors commission. She has a PhD in political philosophy and is engaged since 2008 in social movements. She is an activist in the social centre ‘insurgencia’.

Illustration: Eduardo Luzzatti

Photo : Roberta CC BY-ND

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