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Article

Право на город

Закон. 2015. № 6. С. 181-195.

This paper examines the concept of the ‘right to the city’ by offering an analysis of the roots of the idea: the writings of the French Marxist and social theorist Henri Lefebvre. While there has been a growing utilization of Henri Lefebvre’s concepts during past two decades all over the world, he is neither translated in Russian nor widely recognized among the national legal scholars. The article explores how his theoretical writings on space and the urban can be used to redefine the existing Moscow district courts’ practice. The author emphasizes the main dimensions of the Russian legal framework governing the right to the city (the right to a healthy environment, the right to take part in public hearings, the right to information, etc.) and some civil procedural problems in the context of Lefebvre’s heritage (public interest lawsuits, the discussion “a right or an interest?”).