The dispute over car-free Hämeenkatu and spatial argumentation

What kinds of arguments people use in the dispute over car-free Hämeenkatu, the main street in Tampere, Finland? How do critics and advocates of the car-free street reason spatially as they justify their views?

In his new article Jarkko Salminen develops the spatial aspect of the justification theory of Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot. This enables a novel way to study disputes related to city and space. Check the special issue Politics of Engagement in an Age of Differing Voices in European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology.

Salminen, Jarkko. The spatial logics of justification – the case of a dispute over a car-free street in Tampere, Finland. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology 5:1-2: Politics of Engagement in an Age of Differing Voices. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23254823.2018.1441044

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Kuva: Aamulehti https://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/kaikki-lehmukset-kaadetaan-tampereen-hameenkadun-itapaasta-nain-ratikkatyot-vaikuttavat-liikenteeseen-200657445/

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