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Global Urban Politics

By: Julie-Anne Boudreau


Description

In what ways has global urbanization affected the political process? This book offers a reflection on the transformations of urban politics worldwide in the past four decades, from interpersonal street-level politics to transnational governing institutions.

Organized thematically, the book examines urban social movements, diversity politics, environmental politics, and security politics at a global level and argues that living in an urban world calls for a profound rethinking of how we act politically. Through ethnographic incursions in the worlds of youth activists, domestic workers, rioters, barrio bandits, and peripheral villagers, among others, from Mexico City and Hanoi to Montreal and New York, the book makes a number of theoretical propositions to redefine the field of urban political studies.

Extending the view of urban politics beyond municipal and metropolitan institutions to the broader political process in cities, this book will be invaluable to advanced students and scholars interested in our urban future. For, as Boudreau convincingly suggests, global urban life is political life.

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Hardcover
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745685496
ISBN10
0745685498
Publication Dates ROW:
Dec 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jan 2017
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Dec 2016


Format
210 x 150 mm
8.27 x 5.91 in
Pages
248 pages
Paperback
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745685502
ISBN10
0745685501
Publication Dates ROW:
Dec 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jan 2017
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Dec 2016



Format
210 x 150 mm
8.27 x 5.91 in
Pages
248 pages

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Author Information

Julie-Anne Boudreau is Associate Professor in the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre at the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS), Montreal

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