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The conclusion brings together the argumentative and theoretical threads developed throughout the book. It focuses on the practices through which urban protagonists repoliticized struggles seemingly depoliticized through the hegemony of market logics to interrogate the nature of the political in a neoliberal era. It then extends the analysis to two arenas of further reflection. First, it interrogates how the channeling of redistribution through the subtle practices of urban planning and design transforms urban dwellers' experiences of their political personhood and citizenship, possibly seeing themselves sharing such personhood with a prioritized built environment. Second, it examines how the displacement of the political into struggles over intimate and private urban sites contributes to the production of a political climate marked by suspicion and conspiracy thinking, uncovering linkages between neoliberal politics and the rise of xenophobic populism.

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