Urban Political Geographies
A Global Perspective
- Ugo Rossi - Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
- Alberto Vanolo - University of Turin, Italy
How can we think about the urban within a political and geographical framework? This compelling new textbook scrutinizes urban politics through a theoretical and empirical lens to provide readers with a clear understanding of the relationship between political, spatial and economic issues on the urban environment.
Taking a truly global analysis, the book uses international comparative case studies from cities across the world including London, Beijing, Austin, and Vancouver. It draws on ideas and theories from human geography, politics, sociology, economics, and development.
Engaging in style and thorough in its coverage of the key issues, the book is essential reading for students and scholars looking for a book that deals with contemporary urban debates from a political, economic and geographical perspective.
This is an ambitious but fairly comprehensive overview of contemporary urban politics. Its value lies in its use of illustrations from a range of countries, both in the 'Global North' and the 'Global South'. It is a good introductory text to the subject, especially for postgraduate students with an interest in contemporary cities from around the world.
a most interesting nexus explored in a theoretically novel way
Interesting and unique scientific perspective. New insights into the theory. Offering good prospects for understanding global urban up-to-date praxis. Best for urban political studies and supplementary for urban economic studies. Advanced level of knowledge required. Might challenge some of students thus offfers supplemental value.