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Title Cities & sovereignty : identity politics in urban spaces / edited by Diane E. Davis and Nora Libertun de Duren
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
Series Identity politics in urban spaces
Identity politics in urban spaces
Contents Introduction: Identity Conflicts in the Urban Realm -- Modes of Sovereignty, Urban Governance, and the City -- Scales of Sovereignty and the Remaking of Urban and National Space -- Sovereignty, Representation, and the Urban Built Environment
Summary "Cities have long been associated with diversity and tolerance, but from Jerusalem to Belfast to the Basque Country, many of the most intractable conflicts of the past century have played out in urban spaces. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume examine the interrelationships of ethnic, racial, religious, or other identity conflicts and larger battles over sovereignty and governance. Under what conditions do identity conflicts undermine the legitimacy and power of nation-states, empires, or urban authorities? Does the urban built environment play a role in remedying or exacerbating such conflicts? Employing comparative analysis, these case studies from the Middle East, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia advance our understanding of the origins and nature of urban conflict"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City-states.
Ethnic relations.
Identity politics.
Metropolitan government.
Urban policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Diane E., 1953-
Libertun de Duren, Nora, 1974-
LC no. 2010026757
ISBN 025300506X (electronic bk.)
9780253005069 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Cities and sovereignty : identity politics in urban spaces