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Urban transformation and public health in future cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

) positions of rights discourse and highlight the limits of such framing. Indeed in the European Convention on Human Rights most convention rights are qualified and can be suspended when it is necessary in a democratic society for a legitimate purpose such as the prevention of crime, the economic wellbeing of society or – not insignificantly – the protection of public health. The boundaries of rights discourse, when there might be a ‘right not to have rights’ through such trade-offs between societal imperatives and human rights, can be seen as powerfully articulated in

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
Luiz Eduardo Soares

and mutual respect, thereby consecrating human rights. Brazilian society, and particularly Carioca society, stands in its structure in stark contrast to that hoped for by humanists on the basis of ethical principles and fairness. This constitutive brutality exists not only between classes or between state bodies and the less privileged classes. It is also common within the individual classes. These tragic levels of violence have become a major reference point that both unites and separates Cariocas (in this case, the interpretation applies to Brazilian society

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Learning from communities in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa
Maria Christina Georgiadou and Claudia Loggia

-Economic Rights Institute) ( 2018 ). Informal settlements and human rights in South Africa . Johannesburg : SERI . Sutherland , C. , Braathen , E. , Dupont , V. and Jordhus-Lier , D. ( 2016 ). ‘ Policies towards substandard settlements ’. In V. Dupont , D. Jordhus-Lier , C

in African cities and collaborative futures
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Situating peripheries research in South Africa and Ethiopia
Paula Meth, Alison Todes, Sarah Charlton, Tatenda Mukwedeya, Jennifer Houghton, Tom Goodfellow, Metadel Sileshi Belihu, Zhengli Huang, Divine Mawuli Asafo, Sibongile Buthelezi, and Fikile Masikane

–617 . Phelps , N.A. ( 2012 ). ‘ The growth machine stops? Urban politics and the making and remaking of an edge city ’. Urban Affairs Review , 48 ( 5 ): 670–700 . Pieterse , M. ( 2018 ). ‘ Where is the periphery even? Capturing urban marginality in South African human rights law ’. Urban Studies , 56 ( 6 ): 1182–97 . Ross , F. ( 2010 ). Raw life, new hope

in African cities and collaborative futures