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Politics of Urbanism : Seeing Like a City.

Author: Warren Magnusson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Interventions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To see like a city, rather than seeing like a state, is the key to understanding modern politics. In this book, Magnusson draws from theorists such as Weber, Wirth, Hayek, Jacobs, Sennett, and Foucault to articulate some of the ideas that we need to make sense of the city as a form of political order. Locally and globally, the city exists by virtue of complicated patterns of government and self-government, prompted  Read more...
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Magnusson, Warren.
Politics of Urbanism : Seeing Like a City.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Magnusson
ISBN: 9780203808894 0203808894
OCLC Number: 798530631
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Politics of Urbanism; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: re-imagining the political; 1. Urbanism as governmentality; From urbanism to governmentality; Regionalism and globalism; Urbanism as a security regime; 2. Ontologies of the political; Questioning the dominant ontology; City, state, empire; Urbanism as a political production; 3. Politics of urbanism as a way of life; The modern state and the Occidental city; Human ecology and urbanism as a way of life; Catallactics and the unplanned cosmos; The uses of disorder; 4. The art of government. Beyond the problematic of the stateUninflationary critiques; Towards a different political science?; 5. Seeing like a state, seeing like a city; Seeing like a state; Seeing like a city; Seeing like a theorist; 6. Oikos, nomos, logos; Logos/nomos, oikos/polis; Eco-governmentality, urbanism, and republicanism; Politics and violence; Freedom or freedom from freedom?; 7. From local self-government to politics; Understanding local self-government; The places of local self-government; The traces of politics; Conclusion: otherwise than sovereign; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Interventions.

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To see like a city, rather than seeing like a state, is the key to understanding modern politics. In this book, Magnusson draws from theorists such as Weber, Wirth, Hayek, Jacobs, Sennett, and Foucault to articulate some of the ideas that we need to make sense of the city as a form of political order. Locally and globally, the city exists by virtue of complicated patterns of government and self-government, prompted by proximate diversity. A multiplicity of authorities in different registers is typical. Sovereignty, although often claimed, is infinitely deferred. What emerges by virtue of self-

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