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About Kirsteen Paton

Dr Kirsteen Paton is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Leeds, focusing on gentrification, class and local resistance movements. Growing up on Scotland’s west coast, her past research into the gentrification of Partick, Glasgow, took into account complex working-class experiences of deindustrialisation and neoliberalism. Her latest book is Gentrification: A Working Class Perspective.

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tenants in danger: the rise of eviction watches

Collective resistance to the erosion of housing rights is growing. We need to turn this into a national movement.

A sporting chance?

This year's 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will feature the demolition of Glasgow's renowned Red Road flats. The showpiece demolition not only marks the 'changing face' of the city's East End but also the brazen revanchism of the city's regeneration policy.

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