Philipp Horn joined the Faculty of Social Sciences as Research Associate in February 2016. Prior to joining The Open University, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Manchester’s Global Urban Research Centre and the Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute.
My research interests include rights-based approaches to urban development, indigenous politics, social movements, urban theory, and models of plurinational citizenship. Theoretically, my research is highly interdisciplinary, drawing from geography approaches on comparative urbanism and the right to the city, development theories on asset accumulation, and political science and sociological approaches on citizenship, identity formation, social actors, and collective action. My recent work has critically examined the role of indigeneity in urban policies and planning in a context of constitutional changes that have taken place in the Latin American countries of Bolivia and Ecuador. In particular I am interested in exploring conflicts around indigenous territorial rights and human rights for shelter and property in peri-urban areas in Bolivia’s and Ecuador’s capital cities La Paz and Quito. I have also conducted collaborative research on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and asset accumulation and international migration. I have also been involved in a variety of international research projects, namely on ‘Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: Violence, Cities, and Poverty in the Developing World’ (DFID/ ESRC), ‘Asset Planning in Cities of the Global South’ (Ford Foundation), and ‘Latin American Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ (SIID/ ESRC).
(Nov 2016) The new urban agenda can strengthen land policies - with some caution, Citiscope
(July 2016) Earthquake reveals the problems with Ecuador's famous 'good life' policy, The Conversation
(June 2016) Ecuador's earthquake: Reconstruction for or with the people?, IKD Disputed Landscapes
Horn, P. (2017). 'Indigenous peoples, the city and inclusive urban development policies in Latin America: Lessons from Bolivia and Ecuador.' Development Policy Review. DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12234
Horn, P. (2014). ‘Book review: Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development’ Journal of Development Studies 50(11): 1588-90.
Moser, C. and Horn, P. (2013).‘Does economic crisis always harm international migrants? Longitudinal evidence from Ecuadorians in Barcelona’, International Migration 53(2): 274-90
Stein, A. and Horn, P. (2012).‘Asset Accumulation: Analternative approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals’, Development Policy Review 30(6): 663-80.
Horn, P. (2015) Indigeneity, constitutional changes, and urban policies: Conflicting realities in La Paz, Bolivia and Quito, Ecuador. School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.
Horn, P., Stein, A., Moser, C. (2011).‘MDGs and assets’,Global Urban Research Centre Briefing Paper 1, Manchester, University of Manchester.
Moser, C. and Horn, P. (2011). ‘Understanding the tipping points of urban violence: Conceptual framework’, Urban Tipping Point Working Paper 1, Manchester, University of Manchester.
Nolte, D. and Horn, P. (2009). ‘Constitutional populism and constitutional change in Latin America [Verfassungspopulismus und Verfassungswandel in Lateinamerika]’, Giga Focus 2/2009, Hamburg,GIGA.