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The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics

Edited by: Kevin Ward , Andrew E.G. Jonas , Byron Miller , David Wilson

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138890329
eBook ISBN: 9781315712468
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The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for urban politics. The scope of this handbook?s coverage and contributions engages with and reflects upon the most important, innovative and recent critical developments to the interdisciplinary field of urban politics, drawing upon a range of examples from within and across the Global North and Global South.

This handbook is organized into nine interrelated sections, with an introductory chapter setting out the rationale, aims and structure of the Handbook, and short introductory commentaries at the beginning of each part. It questions the eliding of ?urban politics? into the ?politics of the city?, reconsidering the usefulness of the distinction between ?old? and ?new? urban politics, considering issues of ?class?, ?gender?, ?race? and the ways in which they intersect, appear and reappear in matters of urban politics, how best to theorize the roles of capital, the state and other actors, such as social movements, in the production of the city and, finally, issues of doing urban political research. The various chapters explore the issues of urban politics of economic development, environment and nature in the city, governance and planning, the politics of labour as well as living spaces. The concluding sections of the Handbook examine the politics over alternative visions of cities of the future and provide concluding discussions and reflections, particularly on the futures for urban politics in an increasingly ?global? and multidisciplinary context.

With over forty-five contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this handbook provides critical reviews and appraisals of current conceptual and theoretical approaches and future developments in urban politics. It is a key reference to all researchers and policy-makers with an interest in urban politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Spaces of urban politics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Here, there and everywhere Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Place-based or place-positioned? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ambivalence of the urban commons Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The smart state as utopian space for urban politics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Pro-growth urban politics and the inner workings of public-private partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The urban politics of strategic coupling in global production networks Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The sky is not the limit Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Digital technologies and reconfiguration of urban space Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Climate science and the city Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Democratizing the production of urban environments Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Politics of urban gardening Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Just green spaces of urban politics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From sustainability to resilience Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Transforming Rainey Street Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cities on a grand scale Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Urbanization, planning and the possibility of being post-growth Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Troubled buildings, distressed markets Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Housing the banlieue in global times Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Roll-against neoliberalism and labour organizing in the post-2008 crisis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Urbanization as a bordering process Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Organizing the ruins Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mobilities and moralities of domestic work in Indonesian cities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Street work as a key site of urban politics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Urban informality and the new politics of precarity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The political spaces of urban poverty management Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Urban community gardens as new spaces of living Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Envisioning liveability and do-it-together urban development Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Infrastructural citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The politics of urban agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Retroactive utopia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Circulating risks Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The logics and politics of circulation Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Circulating experiments Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Assembling and re-assembling Asian carp Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Google buses and uber cars Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Making Multi-Racial Counter-Publics Download PDF
Chapter  38:  A City of Migrants Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Class, territory and politics in the american city Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Urban middle-class shifting sensibilities in neoliberal Buenos Aires Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Compassionate capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Gendering urban protest Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Queering urban politics and ecologies Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Dystopian dynamics at work Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Deconstructing modern utopias Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Dystopian spaces and Roma imaginaries Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Mobile futures Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Reimagining the urban as a dystopic resilient space Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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