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## The role of urban movements in the process of public participation in functioning of selected Polish cities

#### Abstract

The dissertation begins with the theoretical part, which discusses the issues of social participation as well as social movements and urban movements. The empirical part begins with the institutional and structural profile of the urban movements active in Poland, covering the issues of their collective identity and organisational structure. Subsequently, the motivation driving the social activity of urban activists and their actions both in the real word as well as in the digital world have been analysed. In order to determine the relationship between urban movements and their social environment, the author of the study has taken into consideration the viewpoint and attitudes of the local authorities and citizens. Their attitude toward social participation in the functioning of cities and the possibility of establishing cooperation with urban movements have been examined. In the conclusion of the thesis, the author answers the research questions formulated in the introduction. Particular attention has been given to the relationships among the three aforesaid actors: urban movements, local authorities and citizens. They have been presented in the form of a model that takes into consideration the intensity and contents of the direct communication between each of the actors, and the communication between the authorities and the citizens via urban movements. Based upon the research conducted and on the basis of the model constructed, the author has determined six roles played by urban movements on the local scene: • Intermediary; • Partner; • Translator; • Protester; • Political rival; • Instructor.
Record ID
UAM84925589d5134f0b965d271939a45ed6
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Rola ruchów miejskich w procesie partycypacji społecznej w funkcjonowaniu wybranych polskich miast
Title in English
The role of urban movements in the process of public participation in functioning of selected Polish cities
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences (FoGaGS)
Discipline
geography / (Earth sciences domain) / (biological sciences)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.2 social and economic geography and spatial management
Status
Finished
Defense Date
25-06-2018
Title date
25-06-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/23585 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
urban movements, public participation
Abstract in English
The dissertation begins with the theoretical part, which discusses the issues of social participation as well as social movements and urban movements. The empirical part begins with the institutional and structural profile of the urban movements active in Poland, covering the issues of their collective identity and organisational structure. Subsequently, the motivation driving the social activity of urban activists and their actions both in the real word as well as in the digital world have been analysed. In order to determine the relationship between urban movements and their social environment, the author of the study has taken into consideration the viewpoint and attitudes of the local authorities and citizens. Their attitude toward social participation in the functioning of cities and the possibility of establishing cooperation with urban movements have been examined. In the conclusion of the thesis, the author answers the research questions formulated in the introduction. Particular attention has been given to the relationships among the three aforesaid actors: urban movements, local authorities and citizens. They have been presented in the form of a model that takes into consideration the intensity and contents of the direct communication between each of the actors, and the communication between the authorities and the citizens via urban movements. Based upon the research conducted and on the basis of the model constructed, the author has determined six roles played by urban movements on the local scene: • Intermediary; • Partner; • Translator; • Protester; • Political rival; • Instructor.
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM84925589d5134f0b965d271939a45ed6/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM84925589d5134f0b965d271939a45ed6

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