Csaba Deák teaches urbanism and planning at the São Paulo University. He has been writing on the peculiarities of Brazilian society, the effects of these on urban life and especially São Paulo, as well as on the recent trends at work in world capitalism ('globalization'?) and in Brazil, being a critique of neoliberalism either as an interpretation of the current crisis or as policy making self qualified as being aimed at overcoming it. He is a critique also of the 'poor country, precarious infrastructure' principle dominant in Brazilian thinking and an advocate for new levels of investment in environment and infrastructure, especially rapid mass transportation, such as a Metrô (Underground) network as pictured below right.
São Paulo, 2002- The fragmented urban structure (top), the main road (light grey) and a merely 45km long Metrô (underground, in red) network (bottom left); and a proposed Metrô network able to ensure cohesion of the metropolitan agglomeration (right).
(1985) "Rent theory and
the price of urban land/ Spatial organization in a
capitalist economy PhD Thesis, Cambridge University
DEÁK, Csaba (1986) "The market and the State in the spatial organization of capitalist production" BARTLETT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Dessau
DEÁK, Csaba (1988) "The crisis of hindered accumulation in Brazil/ And questions of urban policy" BARTLETT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Mexico, Proceedings, London
DEÁK, Csaba (1992) "Elements of a transportation policy for São Paulo" BISS 14 -BARTLETT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Bruxelles, Proceedings BISS 14, London, 1993:264-273.
DEÁK, Csaba (1994) "Globalization or global crisis?" XIII WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY, RC 21: Regional and urban development Session 1: Globalization of the economy Bielefeld, 18-23 July, 1994; this version at BARTLETT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Glasgow, 1995 Proceedings London, 1996
DEÁK, Csaba (1999) "Globalization: yesterday and today" Alfa-Ibis Symposium: Globalization, urban form & governance, Bowkunde TU-Delft, 26-9 Janeiro
DEÁK, Csaba (2001) "The Partido dos Trabalhadores in São Paulo" Soundings 18:41-52
DEÁK, Csaba (2001) "São Paulo" in Carmona Marisa & Burgess Rod (Eds, 2001) Strategic planning & urban projects/ Responses to globalization from 15 cities Delft University Press, Delft
DEÁK, Csaba (2004) "Brazil: The PT in government" Soundings 28:143-55
DEÁK, Csaba & SCHIFFER, Sueli (2007) São Paulo: The metropolis of an elite society in SEGBERS, Klaus et alii (Orgs, 2007) The making of global city regions Johns Hopkins UP, Baltimore
Sueli & DEÁK, Csaba (2007) Relevant
actors, formal and informal power structures in
São Paulo" in SEGBERS, Klaus et
alii (Orgs, 2007) The making of global city
regions Johns Hopkins UP, Baltimore
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