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'Authoritarian Individualisation. The Changing Nature of Social Conflicts in the Context of Housing and Resettlement Programmes in Morocco'

The article published in the journal psychosozial deals with the change in social conflicts in the context of resettlement programmes in Morocco.


housing programmes/ resettlement/ displacement/ informal settlements/ individualisation/ governmentality



This article shows how resettlement in the context of Morocco’s national housing programme "Cities Without Slums" changes the nature and dynamics of social conflicts around equal access to adequate housing. Introducing the concept of "authoritarian individualisation", it focuses on both practices of public actors to undermine conflict during resettlement as well as specific resettlement conditions that tear apart former communities and foster a decollectivization of social conflicts.

Here you may find the full article in the journal psychosozial.