The Squatters' Movement in Europe: Commons and Autonomy as Alternatives to Capitalism
edited by Squatting Europe Kollective
Pluto Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-7453-3396-0 | Paper: 978-0-7453-3395-3
Library of Congress Classification HD7287.96.E85S63 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.5094


The Squatters' Movement in Europe is the first definitive guide to squatting as an alternative to capitalism. It offers a unique insider's view on the movement – its ideals, actions and ways of life. At a time of growing crisis in Europe with high unemployment, dwindling social housing and declining living standards, squatting has become an increasingly popular option.

The book is written by an activist-scholar collective, whose members have direct experience of squatting: many are still squatters today. There are contributions from the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

In an age of austerity and precarity this book shows what has been achieved by this resilient social movement, which holds lessons for policy-makers, activists and academics alike.

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