URBAN STRUGGLES AND RADICAL DEMOCRACY: PERSPECTIVES FOR A DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUCIONALISM

The right to the city is a right to reinvent the city according to the wishes and desires of its own inhabitants. It is about reconstituting the city as ‘oeuvre’ instead of product, of retaking its use value to the detriment of the exchange value and recovering the characteristics of mediation, centrality and difference typical of the urban. The struggles for the right to the city thus puts in question the restoration of this space as a political environment and are oriented towards the construction of a more democratic urban space, replacing the fragmentation by the reunion without, however, eliminating the conflict. In this sense, these struggles present the potential of a radical democracy. This paper therefore aims to analyze under what aspects the relationship between urban struggle and radical democracy is constituted and in what sense the elements resulting from this analysis can contribute to the debate on a democratic and transformative constitutionalism