City of Crisis

The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities

The ongoing crisis in Europe has dramatic impact on the life in many Southern European cities: Unemployment, social deprivation, poverty, political instability, severe cuts in the welfare state budgets and a wide spread feeling of despair have eroded much of the social foundation of the cities.

In this book, contributors from Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy provide an insight into the complex interference between the different aspects of the crisis. They show that the recent urban crisis is not purely a result of the budgetary problems of the nation state (»austerity urbanism«) but needs to be seen as multiple contestations. The Crisis of the City is therefore understood as a result of a changing nation state, cultural diversity, challenged urban planning and politics and a globalized economy.

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2015-08-17, 264 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2842-5

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Frank Eckardt

Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Deutschland

Javier Ruiz Sánchez

Javier Ruiz Sánchez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

»This book discovered [...] some new aspects of the theoretical discussion in urban sociology, which are interesting for European comparison studies.«
Detlef Baum, www.socialnet.de, 21.03.2016
Author(s)
Frank Eckardt / Javier Ruiz Sánchez (eds.)
Book title
City of Crisis The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
264
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2842-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG JPW
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 POL003000
THEMA-Code
JBSD JPW
Release date
2015-08-17
Edition
1
Topics
Zivilgesellschaft, Stadt, Europa
Readership
Sociology, Political Studies, Urban Planning, Architecture
Keywords/Tags
City, Crisis, Europe, Planning, Transformation, Sociology, Globalization, Economy, Civil Society, Urban Studies

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