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Title Cities at war global insecurity and urban resistance edited by Mary K. Kaldor and Saskia Sassen
Published New York Columbia University Press [2020]


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Contents Introduction : Global insecurity and urban capabilities / Mary Kaldor and Saskia Sassen -- Bamako, Mali : Danger and the divided geography of international intervention / Ruben Andersson -- Kabul : Bridging the gap between the state and the people / Florian Weigand -- Baghdad : War and insecurity in the city / Ali Ali -- A tale of two cities : Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, and insecurity at the US-Mexican Border / Mary Martin -- Responding to, or perpetuating urban insecurity? Enclave making in Karachi / Sobia Ahmad Kaker -- Violent conflict and urbanization in Eastern D.R. Congo : The city as a safe haven / Karen Büscher -- Navigating security in Bogotá / Johannes Rieken, Efraín García-Sánchez, and Daniel Bear -- "On the margins of all margins" : Explaining (in)security in Novi Pazar, Serbia / Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic -- Conclusion / Saskia Sassen and Mary Kaldor
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Urban warfare -- Developing countries -- Case studies
Internal security -- Developing countries -- Case studies
Metropolitan areas -- Developing countries -- Strategic aspects
Urban violence -- Developing countries -- Case studies
Political violence -- Developing countries -- Case studies
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- Developing countries
Human security -- Developing countries -- Case studies
Sociology, Urban.
urban sociology.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Human security
Internal security
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
Political violence
Sociology, Urban
Urban violence
Urban warfare
Developing countries
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Kaldor, Mary, editor.
Sassen, Saskia, author.
ISBN 9780231546133
Other Titles Global insecurity and urban resistance