Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics

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Stephen Graham
John Wiley & Sons, 15 de abr de 2008 - 416 páginas
Cities, War and Terrorism is the first book to look critically at the ways in which warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism policies intersect in cities in the post Cold-War period.

  • A path-breaking exploration of the intersections of war, terrorism and cities
  • Argues that contemporary cities are the key strategic sites of geopolitical conflict
  • Written by the world’s leading analysts of the intersections of urban space and military and terrorist violence
  • Draws on cutting-edge research from geography, history, architecture, planning, sociology, critical theory, politics, international relations and military studies
  • Provides up-to-date empirical analyses of specific conflicts, including 9/11, the “War on Terrorism”, the Balkan wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and urban antiglobalization battles
  • Offers lay readers a sophisticated perspective on the violence that is engulfing our increasingly urbanised world
 

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TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Introduction Cities Warfare and States of Emergency
1
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Part I Cities War and Terrorism in History and Theory
27
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Part II Urbicide and the Urbanization of Warfare
137
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Part III Exposed Cities Urban Impacts of Terrorism and the War on Terror
247
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Epilogue
330
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Bibliography
335
TOWARDS AN URBAN GEOPOLITICS Index
371
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Stephen Graham is Professor of Human Geography at Durham University. Between 1992 and spring 2004 he was based at Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. He is the author of Telecommunications and the City (with Simon Marvin, 1996) and Splintering Urbanism (with Simon Marvin, 2001) and editor of The Cybercities Reader (2003), among other publications.

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