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Urban politics : critical approaches

Author: Mark Davidson, (Geographer); Deborah Martin, (Geographer)
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical exploration of global, contemporary urban politics in a geographical context.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Davidson, (Geographer); Deborah Martin, (Geographer)
ISBN: 9780857023971 0857023977 9780857023988 0857023985
OCLC Number: 870972225
Description: xiv, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Thinking critically about urban politics / Deborah Martin --
SECTION 1 CITY AS SETTING --
Introduction to City as Setting / Deborah Martin --
2. The neighbourhood as a place for (urban) politics / Deborah Martin --
3. Splintered governance: urban politics in the twenty-first century / Kevin Ward --
4. Ruthless: the foreclosure of American urban politics / Kathe Newman --
SECTION 2 CITY AS MEDIUM --
Introduction to City as Medium / Deborah Martin --
5. Policing the city / Kurt Iveson --
6. Mayors and the representation of urban politics / Donald McNeill --
7. Making urban politics go away: the role of legally mandated planning processes in occluding city power / John Carr --
SECTION 3 CITY AS COMMUNITY --
Introduction to City as Community / Mark Davidson --
8. Queering the city: sexual citizenship in creative city Singapore / Natalie Oswin --
9. Making space in the multicultural city: immigrant settlement, neighbourhoods and urban politics / Jamie Winders --
10. The embedded politics of entrepreneurs / Susan Hanson --
11. Is class relevant to urban politics? / Mark Davidson --
12. The urban imaginary of nature: cities in American environmental politics / Matthew Huber --
13. Urban politics as parallax / Mark Davidson.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Davidson & Deborah Martin.

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