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Urban renaissance in the age of terrorism: revanchism, automated social control or the end of reflection?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jon Coaffee


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This review assesses how a range of recent urban-related literatures, linked to the enhanced security and surveillance within urban spaces, technologies of control, and the strategies and tactics of terrorism and counter terrorism, intersect to illuminate the way in which cities function and are governed in the post-September 11th era. In particular, it will highlight different conceptual aspects and illustrative accounts of the relationship between urban renaissance and what might be referred to as urban revanchism, in the age of terrorism.

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Author(s): Coaffee J

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Year: 2005

Volume: 29

Issue: 2

Pages: 447-454

ISSN (print): 0309-1317

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2427


DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2005.00599.x