(Raffael) R. Beier

(Raffael) R. Beier

PhD Researcher International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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2016-04-15T00:00:00+01:00
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beier@iss.nl

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R. Beier (2018). Social Movements as Drivers of Urban Policy: The Case of the Arab Uprisings in North Africa. In A. Schoch & R. Bürgin (Eds.), Urbane Widerstände – Urban Resistance (Social Strategies, 52) (pp. 63-78). Bern: Peter Lang

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Doctoral Project: 

Shantytown Clearance in Morocco: Welfare Gains for Whom?

Morocco – following the example of a typical developing country – has experienced rapid urbanisation. Since the mid-1990s, the majority of the Moroccan population is living in cities – many of them in informal, self-built shantytowns, called bidonvilles. After the suicide bombings in the city centre of Casablanca, conducted by bidonville dwellers in 2003, the Moroccan government has re-enhanced its efforts to tackle the ‘problem’ of shantytowns by announcing the ambitious program Villes Sans Bidonvilles (VSB) (cities without shantytowns). The VSB programme aims at eradicating all Moroccan shantytowns by relocating the dwellers to mostly peripheral, but serviced plots for auto-construction. Today, the dominant modus operandi includes the house construction by a private third party investor. 

The PhD project asks in how far the welfare of affected people change because of the VSB resettlement. This will be done through an analysis of factors of satisfaction among resettled bidonvilles dwellers as well as through a comparison of the socio-economic realities of resettled dwellers and households that continue living in bidonvilles. Based on that, the research asks whether the VSB programme increases socio-economic and gender-based disparities within the relocated households as well as between relocated households, indirectly affected stakeholder groups and households that continue living in bidonvilles.

      • R. Beier (2017). Tunis und Casablanca - Stadtentwicklungspolitiken zwischen "Worlding" und Sozialverträglichkeit. INAMO - Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten, 23 (89), 24-28.
      • R. Beier & J. Fritzsche (2017). Refugees and the City: UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda. Forced Migration Review, 55 (June), 29-30. doi: http://www.fmreview.org/shelter/beier-fritzsche.html[go to publisher's site]
      • R. Beier (2016). Workshop Report. First Workshop of the Working Group Stadt / Raum of the Institute for Social Movement Studies: What is the "Urban" in Urban Social Movements? Moving the Social, 56, 149-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13154/mts.56.2016.149-153
      • R. Beier & M.A. Vilmondes Alves (2015). Die Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika. TRIALOG, 120/121, 40-45.
      • R. Beier (2016). Shifting Urban Policies in North Africa after the "Arab Spring" - Urgent Reaction or Real Changes? (Diskussionspapiere des Fachbereichs Volkswirtschaft des Vorderen Orients, 113). Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag
      • R. Beier (2018). Social Movements as Drivers of Urban Policy: The Case of the Arab Uprisings in North Africa. In A. Schoch & R. Bürgin (Eds.), Urbane Widerstände – Urban Resistance (Social Strategies, 52) (pp. 63-78). Bern: Peter Lang
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    Erasmus University Rotterdam
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    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
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    Ruhr-University Bochum
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    Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)
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    Deutschland
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