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The case of community initiatives promoting cycling and walking in São Paulo and London
Tim Schwanen and Denver V. Nixon

in the neoliberalised city, often through prefigurative politics (Yates, 2015 ). Moreover, walking and cycling are, on balance, the most just forms of everyday urban mobility. Even if both are increasingly co-opted by entrepreneurial and speculative urban regeneration efforts, restrictions on access to them and their imprints on cities (air pollution, greenhouse gases, noise, congestion, differentiation between haves and have-nots, evictions and displacement) tend to be considerably lower for them than for public transport and private automobiles. The remainder

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

authorities were increasingly providing utilities like gas and electricity, public transport, and amenities like parks, swimming baths and libraries. pacifism The belief that violence in any cause is morally wrong and should not be resorted to in order to pursue political goals in domestic or foreign policy. Pacifism is particularly associated with religious movements

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Norman Flynn

tenants. State pensions were frozen in real terms to contain cost and to encourage people to make their own individual or company pension provision. The privatisation programme removed about two million workers, in nationalised industries, the ‘industrial civil service’ and public transport, from state-backed pension schemes. Various efforts M1738 - CALLAGHAN TEXT.indd 33 3/8/09 12:13:31 34 Social democracy in crisis were made to increase the incentive to work and increase the gap between incomes in low-paid jobs and on benefits. The Labour governments from 1997

in In search of social democracy
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An examination of Godder’s socially engaged art and participatory dance for Parkinson’s work
Sara Houston

, but it is common for many individuals to become increasingly isolated, often tied with a lowering of self-esteem. Mobility and the use of public transport often become problematic because of a lack of balance, loss of flexibility and freezing (which is characterised by a sudden and involuntary inability to move). Simultaneously, people living with Parkinson’s also report experiencing friends abandoning their long-held friendship, so social networks decrease in size and become unable to support the individual. Apathy is also a symptom of Parkinson’s and that

in Performing care
Syrian asylum seekers and bureaucracy in Germany
Wendy Pearlman

-something from Homs with a vocational trade, recounted two years of life in a town in the former East Germany, where, on the one hand, he experienced the joy of new Syrian friendships made in exile and on the other, the indignities of racist slurs endured on public transport. These and other experiences, however, paled beside what he insisted was the dominant force guiding both his new life in Germany and that of his compatriot asylum seekers: the aspiration to rebuild, achieve, and live dignified lives: We are driven to improve ourselves. Some are studying in university, and

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
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Asylum and immobility in Britain, Denmark and Sweden
Victoria Canning

Sjælsmark in 2015, the country’s first deportation centre. Near to the centre for arrivals (Sandholm) and Ellebæk Aliens Centre, it is built in former military barracks approximately 25 kilometres north of Copenhagen, and takes around one hour and forty-five minutes to reach by public transport from the city centre. Unlike Ellebæk detention centre, Sjælsmark is an open camp and although there is a curfew, residents are technically ‘free’ to come and go as they wish. With around 140 people living there at the time of writing, it is sprawling but not overcrowded. People

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
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Civil rites of passage
Sharon Monteith

the desegregation of public transport in particular. The reaction of black Montgomerians to the bombing of King’s home is portrayed, as are Commissioner Sellers’ comments at the time. The city of Montgomery itself is textualized in director Richard Pearce’s patterning of empty yellow City Lines buses threading their way to Washington Park and Capitol Heights. The inclement weather of December

in Memory and popular film
Britta Lundgren and Martin Holmberg

their responsibility for social services, schools, public transport, etc.). We had been thinking about this for years, and this was interesting because the pandemic was one of the few things happening in the world where we actually were well prepared. For ten years we had worked out pandemic plans in Sweden and the EU. And we had a very obvious rehearsal with bird flu some years earlier. So we

in The politics of vaccination
Elisha P. Renne

mass immunisation of children on public transport vehicles (‘transport teams’) or in public areas where they congregate (‘street teams’) – using biscuits and candy as incentives, as one vaccination team leader in Kaduna State described: 74 Now another strategy we have – we have a team who just immunizes children in the street. We find an elderly woman

in The politics of vaccination
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Neil McNaughton

first elections ensured that it should remain weak, however much Ken Livingstone might try to raise its profile. In effect the GLA has some control over public transport and traffic management, together with powers to veto major building developments. It started with a small budget – £4 billion – and little power to raise any of its own funds. It is not allowed to raise local taxes, for example. Furthermore there is an almost permanent deadlock between the mayor and the assembly, which has power to veto many of his proposals. Thus autonomous London government has

in Understanding British and European political issues