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Learning from Jerusalem: Rethinking urban conflicts in the 21st century Introduction

Rokem, Jonathan (2016) Learning from Jerusalem: Rethinking urban conflicts in the 21st century Introduction. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 20 (3). pp. 407-411. ISSN 1360-4813. (doi:10.1080/13604813.2016.1166699) (KAR id:71705)

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Jerusalem - its past, present and future - will serve as the foundation of our understanding of the geographies of cities within contemporary urban theory and practice in the 21st century. The underlying theoretical supposition in this special feature1 is that what have been labelled con- tested cities have growing similarities to less polarized cities similarities found in the expansion of ethnic, racial and class conflicts that revolve around issues of housing, infrastructure, participation and identity. In this sense, Jerusalem represents a rather exceptional case study and demonstrates a powerful spatio-political urban pattern in the field of urban studies. The examination of Jerusalem can advance our understanding of the relationship between planning conflicts and urban geopolitics in a growing number of cities worldwide.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13604813.2016.1166699
Uncontrolled keywords: Jerusalem, urban conflict, contested cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Jonathan Rock
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 23:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:01 UTC
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