Badlands of the Republic: Space, Politics and Urban Policy / Edition 1

Badlands of the Republic: Space, Politics and Urban Policy / Edition 1

by Mustafa Dikec
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405156317

ISBN-13: 9781405156318

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The relationship between space and politics is explored through a study of French urban policy. Drawing upon the political thought of Jacques Rancière, this book proposes a new agenda for analyses of urban policy, and provides the first comprehensive account of French urban policy in English.

  • Essential resource for contextualizing and understanding

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Overview

The relationship between space and politics is explored through a study of French urban policy. Drawing upon the political thought of Jacques Rancière, this book proposes a new agenda for analyses of urban policy, and provides the first comprehensive account of French urban policy in English.

  • Essential resource for contextualizing and understanding the revolts occurring in the French ‘badland’ neighbourhoods in autumn 2005
  • Challenges overarching generalizations about urban policy and contributes new research data to the wider body of urban policy literature
  • Identifies a strong urban and spatial dimension within the shift towards more nationalistic and authoritarian policy governing French citizenship and immigration

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405156318
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Series Editors’ Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Badlands:.

1. Introduction: The Fear of ‘the Banlieue’.

The Colour of Fear.

Organization of the Book.

2. State’s Statements: Urban Policy as Place-Making.

Neoliberalism, Neoliberalization and the City.

The Republican State and Its Contradictions.

The Republican Penal State and Urban Policy.

Part II: The Police:.

3. The Right to the City? Revolts and the Initiation of Urban Policy.

The Hot Summer of 1981: How Novel is ‘Violence’?.

Brixton in France? The Haunting of the French Republic.

The ‘Founding Texts’ of Urban Policy.

The ‘Anti-immigrant Vote’.

Consolidation of Urban Policy.

Conclusions: Consolidation of the Police.

4. Justice, Police, Statistics: Surveillance of Spaces of Intervention.

When the Margin is at the Centre.

The ‘Return of the State’.

‘I Like the State’.

Justice, Police, Statistics.

Conclusions: Looking for a ‘Better’ Police ….

… a ‘Republican’ One.

5. From ‘Neighbourhoods in Danger’ to ‘Dangerous Neighbourhoods’: The Repressive Turn in Urban Policy.

Encore! The Ghost Haunting the French Republic.

Pacte de Relance: Old Ghosts, New Spaces.

‘They are Already Stigmatized’: Affirmative Action à la française.

Is ‘Positive Discrimination’ Negative?.

Insecurity Wins the Left: The Villepinte Colloquium.

Remaking Urban Policy in Republican Terms.

Whither Urban Policy?.

The Police Order and the Police State.

Back to the Statist Geography.

Conclusions: Repressive Police.

Part III: Justice in Banlieues:.

6. A ‘Thirst for Citizenship’: Voices from a Banlieue.

Vaulx-en-Velin between Official Processions and Police Forces.

Vaulx-en-Velin after the trentes glorieuses.

A ‘Thirst for Citizenship’.

A Toil of Two Cities (in One).

Whose List is More ‘Communitarian’?.

Conclusions: Acting on the Spaces of the Police.

7. Voices into Noises: Revolts as Unarticulated Justice Movements.

Revolting Geographies.

Geographies of Repression: ‘Police Everywhere, Justice Nowhere’.

Policies of Urgency: ’20 Years for Unemployment, 20 Years for Insecurity’.

Conclusions: Form a ‘Just Revolt of the Youth’ to ‘Urban Violence’.

8. Conclusion: Space, Politics and Urban Policy.

Notes.

References.

Index

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