Offers a much needed update on urban politics in a globalized world… Davidson and Martin, as well as contributors, chart new territory and produce thought-provoking research that move the field in a more critical direction

Thinking Critically about Urban Politics

Thinking critically about urban politics
Mark DavidsonMartin Deborah

It is now trite to call into question what we mean by the terms ‘urban’ or ‘politics’. The urban politics literature is full of attempts to develop more cohesive and/or distinctive takes on the conjunction. Theorizing urban politics is, of course, a useful exercise that mediates those countless passing deployments of the term. Indeed this mediation is a crucial political task itself. As the chapters in this collection demonstrate, there are important stakes involved in how we understand urban politics. For example, if we understand urban politics as something that happens within cities and across all contestations then we will arrive at different conclusions with regards to things such as the vibrancy of ...

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