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  • Episode 71 — Cosmopolitan Solidarity

    Episode 71 — Cosmopolitan Solidarity

    To live in the age of precarity is a tolling, everyday struggle. It erodes one’s strength to carry on, live another day, and keep the hope for a modicum of prosperity due to come in some vague future. And when things get unbearably harsh, when the hegemony of neoliberalism has individualised the problems and told…

  • Episode 66 – Book Review Roundtable: How Cities Can Transform Democracy

    Episode 66 – Book Review Roundtable: How Cities Can Transform Democracy

    We live in an urban age. It is well known that urbanization is changing landscapes, built environments, social infrastructures and everyday lives across the globe. But urbanization is also changing the ways we understand and practise politics. What implications does this have for democracy? This incisive book argues that urbanization undermines the established certainties of…

  • Episode 38 – Film-Making as Urban Research

    Episode 38 – Film-Making as Urban Research

    Emerging film-makers and urban researchers Nitin Bathla, Sandra Jasper, and Tino Buchholz speak about their avenues into film-production, why film amounts to a vital medium for urban research, and what it would mean to enhance its role in urban studies. This episode is also full of urban film inspirations and recommendations! Our guests: Nitin Bathla…

  • Episode 15 – Urban Sustainability as New Financial Fix?

    Episode 15 – Urban Sustainability as New Financial Fix?

    The crisis of 2008 has set into motion a growing influence of finance in municipalities. In particular, financial actors have identified an enormous “investment gap” in cities in the Global South. This trend intersects with a new set of urban development strategies, that present the financial market as a catalyst for sustainable development. Standard setting…

  • Episode 1 – Introduction

    Episode 1 – Introduction

    Welcome to the Urban Political Podcast! In this brief episode, we introduce ourselves, tell you about the motivation and purpose behind the podcast and what you should expect to hear in our pod in the following months.