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Urban geopolitics: Rethinking planning in contested cities

Rokem, Jonathan and Boano, Camillo, eds. (2017) Urban geopolitics: Rethinking planning in contested cities. Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City . Taylor and Francis, London, UK, 246 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-96266-8. E-ISBN 978-1-317-33356-2. (doi:10.4324/9781315659275)

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Abstract

In the last decade a new wave of urban research has emerged, putting comparative perspectives back on the urban studies agenda. However, this research is frequently based on similar case studies on a few selected cities in America and Europe and all too often focus on the abstract city level with marginal attention given to particular local contexts. Moving away from loosely defined urban theories and contexts, this book argues it is time to start learning from and compare across different 'contested cities'. It questions the long-standing Euro-centric academic knowledge production that is prevalent in urban studies and planning research. This book brings together a diverse range of international case studies from Latin America, South and South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East to offer an in-depth understanding of the worldwide contested nature of cities in a wide range of local contexts. It suggests an urban ontology that moves beyond the urban 'West' and 'North' as well as adding a comparative-relational understanding of the contested nature that 'Southern' cities are developing. This timely contribution is essential reading for those working in the fields of human geography, urban studies, planning, politics, area studies and sociology. © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Jonathan Rokem and Camillo Boano; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315659275
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Urban Geopolit.: Rethink. Plan. in Contested Cities [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Book [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Human Ecology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Jonathan Rock Rokem
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 22:31 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72044 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rokem, Jonathan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1595-5040
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