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Governing Global Slums: The Biopolitics of Target 11

Governing Global Slums: The Biopolitics of Target 11 Global Governance 14 (2008), 305–326 Governing Global Slums: The Biopolitics of Target 11 Tim Di Muzio Recent literature has focused on the ways in which civil society organiza- tions are contributing to practices of global governance in an era of neo- liberalism. As UN Habitat has pointed out, what has also coincided with the shift to neoliberalism is the proliferation and growth of global slums. As slums have become an increasingly widespread form of human settlement, a global campaign to improve the life of slum dwellers has emerged under the Millennium Development Goals. In this article, I argue that this project can be conceived of as a biopolitical campaign where nongovernmental and community-based organizations are viewed as a kind of panacea for the problem of slums. This view is misguided given the scale of the problem KEY- and the apartheid of life chances that has accompanied neoliberalism. WORDS: Governance, neoliberalism, slums, nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, biopolitics. ecent literature has focused on the ways in which private authorities in the “third sector” are both reshaping and contributing to practices Rof global liberal governance and development. In part, this growing research agenda can be attributed to the massive growth and proliferation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-01403005
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Abstract

Global Governance 14 (2008), 305–326 Governing Global Slums: The Biopolitics of Target 11 Tim Di Muzio Recent literature has focused on the ways in which civil society organiza- tions are contributing to practices of global governance in an era of neo- liberalism. As UN Habitat has pointed out, what has also coincided with the shift to neoliberalism is the proliferation and growth of global slums. As slums have become an increasingly widespread form of human settlement, a global campaign to improve the life of slum dwellers has emerged under the Millennium Development Goals. In this article, I argue that this project can be conceived of as a biopolitical campaign where nongovernmental and community-based organizations are viewed as a kind of panacea for the problem of slums. This view is misguided given the scale of the problem KEY- and the apartheid of life chances that has accompanied neoliberalism. WORDS: Governance, neoliberalism, slums, nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, biopolitics. ecent literature has focused on the ways in which private authorities in the “third sector” are both reshaping and contributing to practices Rof global liberal governance and development. In part, this growing research agenda can be attributed to the massive growth and proliferation

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 12, 2008

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