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Author Bogaert, Koenraad, author

Title Globalized Authoritarianism : Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco / Koenraad Bogaert
Published Minneapolis : Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2018
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Globalization and community ; 27
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Moroccoâ#x80;#x98;s Urban Revolution; Part I. Neoliberalism As Projects; 1. Considering The Global Situation; 2. An Urban History of Neoliberal Projects in Morocco; Part II. (State- )Crafting Globalization; 3. Neoliberalism as Class Projects; 4. Imagineering a New Bouregreg Valley; Part III. Transforming Urban Life; 5. Changing Methods of Authoritarian Power; 6. Power and Control through Techniques of Security; CONCLUSION: A New Geography of Power; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C
DE; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary "A rich investigation into Morocco's urban politics Over the past thirty years, Morocco's cities have transformed dramatically. To take just one example, Casablanca's medina is now obscured behind skyscrapers that are funded by global capital and encouraged by Morocco's monarchy, which hopes to transform this city into a regional leader of finance and commerce. Such changes have occurred throughout Morocco. Megaprojects are redesigning the cityscapes of Rabat, Tangiers, and Casablanca, turning the nation's urban centers into laboratories of capital accumulation, political dominance, and social control. In Globalized Authoritarianism, Koenraad Bogaert links more abstract questions of government, globalization, and neoliberalism with concrete changes in the city. Bogaert goes deep beneath the surface of Morocco's urban prosperity to reveal how neoliberal government and the increased connectivity engendered by global capitalism transformed Morocco's leading urban spaces, opening up new sites for capital accumulation, creating enormous class divisions, and enabling new innovations in state authoritarianism. Analyzing these transformations, he argues that economic globalization does not necessarily lead to increased democratization but to authoritarianism with a different face, to a form of authoritarian government that becomes more and more a globalized affair. Showing how Morocco's experiences have helped produce new forms of globalization, Bogaert offers a bridge between in-depth issues of Middle Eastern studies and broader questions of power, class, and capital as they continue to evolve in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Authoritarianism -- Morocco.
Public works -- Morocco.
Slums -- Morocco.
Social classes -- Morocco.
Morocco -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse.
LC no. 2017042821
ISBN 1452956693 (electronic bk.)
9781452956695 (electronic bk.)