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Towards a Global Urban Geopolitics: Inhabiting Violence

Rokem, Jonathan, Boano, C. (2023) Towards a Global Urban Geopolitics: Inhabiting Violence. Geopolitics, . pp. 1-14. ISSN 1465-0045. E-ISSN 1557-3028. (doi:10.1080/14650045.2023.2212249) (KAR id:101341)

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This introduction to the special section explores geopolitical dimensions of conflict and violence in cities, pointing at the need to continue learning from marginal urban settings. It broadens the scope across differentiated approaches, such as the francophone and anglophone urban geopolitical traditions. By opening up a wider perspective, the emphasis is not on cities as part of a matrix of global hierarchies of geographical power but on the multiscalar relational significance of urban geopolitical inquiry. The introduction positions the special section articles within a wider review of urban geopolitical provocations outlining a new political vocabulary of urban conflict and violence. It concludes with a general call for a methodological and empirical broadening of the field of urban geopolitics as part of a broader de-colonial social and spatial science research agenda bridging the disciplines of political geography, urban studies, architecture and planning.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14650045.2023.2212249
Uncontrolled keywords: urban geopolitics, urban violence, cities, conflict,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Jonathan Rock
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 19:16 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023 11:06 UTC
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