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

City as Setting
City as setting

Introduction to City as Setting

Setting [setting] ∼ the surroundings or environment of anything

The chapters in this section all speak to the idea of the city as a setting for urban politics. That is to say, the city is thought of here as somewhere that politics occurs. We can, of course, say that this is a truism of urban politics, that a city is where we find urban politics. Our point within this section is to explore the ways in which places appear within urban politics: how the city, or particular sites within cities, function as settings for politics. We offer three takes on this question. First, we look at the idea that urban politics takes place ...

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