“In Search of a Metropolitan ‘Demos”, Eva Garcia Chueca (CIDOB, Spain)

Eva Garcia Chueca, In Search of a Metropolitan ‘Demos’, May 2019

Urban development is currently expressed on a metropolitan scale through urban areas where millions of people live. Therefore, it is not surprising that more and more urban experts and scholars are emphasising the need to make the metropolitan issue a main topic of political discussion. The terms structuring this discussion are often those of metropolitan governance. It may be a necessary condition, but in no case is it sufficient: it would be good for us to shift our gaze to the political dimension and consider the challenge of enhancing democracy in the metropolitan area as well. And we should do so both inside and outside the metropolis, meaning on the global scene.

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