Urban Geopolitics : Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities, Hardback Book

Urban Geopolitics : Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities Hardback

Edited by Jonatham Rokem, Camillo Boano

Part of the Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City series



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246 pages, 14 Line drawings, black and white; 14 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Human geography
  • ISBN: 9781138962668



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