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Cities at War

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Autorentext
Mary Kaldor is professor of global governance and director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. She is the coeditor of The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge for Global Governance (Columbia, 2013, with Joseph Stiglitz) and the author of New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era (2012, third edition) and Global Security Cultures (2018) among other works.

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and a member of the Committee for Global Thought at Columbia University. She is the author of many books, including Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014), The Global City (2001, second edition), and Cities in a World Economy (2018, fifth edition).

Klappentext

Mary Kaldor and Saskia Sassen assemble an international team of scholars to examine cities as sites of contemporary warfare and insecurity. They develop new insight into how cities and their residents encounter instability and conflict, as well as the ways in which urban forms provide possibilities for countering violence.



Zusammenfassung
Warfare in the twenty-first century goes well beyond conventional armies and nation-states. In a world of diffuse conflicts taking place across sprawling cities, war has become fragmented and uneven to match its settings. Yet the analysis of failed states, civil war, and state building rarely considers the city, rather than the country, as the terrain of battle.

In Cities at War, Mary Kaldor and Saskia Sassen assemble an international team of scholars to examine cities as sites of contemporary warfare and insecurity. Reflecting Kaldor's expertise on security cultures and Sassen's perspective on cities and their geographies, they develop new insight into how cities and their residents encounter instability and conflict, as well as the ways in which urban forms provide possibilities for countering violence. Through a series of case studies of cities including Baghdad, Bogotá, Ciudad Juarez, Kabul, and Karachi, the book reveals the unequal distribution of insecurity as well as how urban capabilities might offer resistance and hope. Through analyses of how contemporary forms of identity, inequality, and segregation interact with the built environment, Cities at War explains why and how political violence has become increasingly urbanized. It also points toward the capacity of the city to shape a different kind of urban subjectivity that can serve as a foundation for a more peaceful and equitable future.

Inhalt
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Global Insecurity and Urban Capabilities, by Mary Kaldor and Saskia Sassen
1. Bamako, Mali: Danger and the Divided Geography of International Intervention, by Ruben Andersson
2. Kabul: Bridging the Gap Between the State and the People, by Florian Weigand
3. Baghdad: War and Insecurity in the City, by Ali Ali
4. A Tale of Two Cities: Ciudad Juárez, El Paso, and Insecurity at the U.S.Mexico Border, by Mary Martin
5. Responding to, or Perpetuating, Urban Insecurity? Enclave-Making in Karachi, by Sobia Ahmad Kaker
6. Violent Conflict and Urbanization in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: The City as a Safe Haven, by Karen Büscher
7. Navigating Security in Bogotá, by Johannes Rieken, Efraín García-Sánchez, and Daniel Bear
8. On the Margins of All Margins: Explaining (In)Security in Novi Pazar, Serbia, by Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
Conclusion: Spaces for Tactical Urbanism, by Saskia Sassen and Mary Kaldor
Contributors
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cities at War
Untertitel: Global Insecurity and Urban Resistance
Editor:
EAN: 9780231185387
ISBN: 978-0-231-18538-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: University Presses
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 264
Gewicht: 432g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2020