Of States and Cities: The Partitioning of Urban Space

Hardcover | May 1, 2002

EditorPeter Marcuse, Ronald van Kempen

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The nature and effects of globalization are coming under critical scrutiny across all continents. This book focuses on one aspect, the globalization of cities. It examines the claim that the state is powerless to influence events, and that history, geography, and culture have become irrelevantin the worldwide trend towards a uniform urban model; a model which features increased segregation, decline of the central city, and social polarization. The international team of contributors is well placed to put these claims in perspective. Drawing on their experiences of cities as diverse as New York and Warsaw, Istanbul and Sao Paulo, they demonstrate that states and cities have adopted widely varying approaches to the advent of globalization;and that its impact has been constrained by each city's history, physical layout, location, environment, role in the international economy, and demographic composition. The diversity of urban development and political response revealed is enormous, and provides ample practical examples of whatmight be done to bring about improvements for the increasing number of people who live in cities.

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The nature and effects of globalization are coming under critical scrutiny across all continents. This book focuses on one aspect, the globalization of cities. It examines the claim that the state is powerless to influence events, and that history, geography, and culture have become irrelevantin the worldwide trend towards a uniform ur...

Peter Marcuse is a Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University. Ronald van Kempen is an Associate Professor, Urban Research Centre, Utrecht University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829719X

ISBN - 13:9780198297192

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1. Peter Marcuse, Ronald van Kempen: States and Cities and the Partitioning of Urban Space: Introduction2. Peter Marcuse: The Divided City in History3. Ronald Van Kempen: The Academic Formulations: Explanations of the Partitioned City4. Peter Lee and Alan Murie: The Poor City: National and Local Perspectives on Changes in Residential Patterns in the British City5. Ronald van Kempen: Towards Partitioned Cities in the Netherlands? Changing Patterns of Segregation in a Highly Developed Welfare State6. Peter Marcuse: The Shifting Meaning of the Black Ghetto in the United States7. Sueli Ramos Schiffer: Economic Restructuring and Urban Segregation in Sao Paulo8. Janos Ladanyi: Residential Segregation among Social and Ethnic Groups in Budapest during the Post-communist Transition9. Grzegorz Weclawowicz: From Egalitarion Cities in Theory to Non-Egalitarian Cities in Practice: The Changing Social and Spatial Patterns in Polish Cities10. Murat Guvenc and Oguz Isik: A Metropolis at the Crossroads: The Changing Social Geography of Istanbul under the Impact of Globalization11. Loic Wacquant: The Rise of Advanced Marginality: Notes on its Nature and Implications12. Eva T. van Kempen: Poverty Pockets and Social Exclusion: On the Role of Place in Shaping Social Inequality13. Peter Marcuse, Ronald van Kempen: States and Cities and the Partitioning of Urban Space: ConclusionsAfterword on September 11Index