Everyday Resilience of the City: How Cities Respond to Terrorism and Disaster [NOOK Book]

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In a time classed breathlessly as the 'age of terror', when emergency has become normal, states are trying to find ways to make their cities less vulnerable and build in 'resilience'. This book examines the practice of urban resilience, past and present, drawing on deeper global historical sources and detailed case studies of contemporary Britain. It argues that resilience is neither new nor necessarily about protecting ordinary people, but part of a long struggle over the ...
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Everyday Resilience of the City: How Cities Respond to Terrorism and Disaster

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Overview

In a time classed breathlessly as the 'age of terror', when emergency has become normal, states are trying to find ways to make their cities less vulnerable and build in 'resilience'. This book examines the practice of urban resilience, past and present, drawing on deeper global historical sources and detailed case studies of contemporary Britain. It argues that resilience is neither new nor necessarily about protecting ordinary people, but part of a long struggle over the control of cities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230266384
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Series: New Security Challenges Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



JON COAFFEE is a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Urban Regeneration in the Centre for Urban Policy Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published widely on issues related to the social and economic future of cities and especially the impact of terrorism on the functioning and management of urban areas.

DAVID MURAKAMI WOOD is a Lecturer at the Global Urban Research Unit, School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. He works mainly on surveillance and the city, and is a founder and Managing Editor of the journal, Surveillance & Society, and a founder and trustee of the Surveillance Studies Network.

PETER ROGERS is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Law at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He founded the British Sociological Association Urban Theory and Research Study Group and has sat on the BSA Council. He has published primarily in the themes of urban security, civil contingencies and terrorism; and minority participation; citizenship and democracy.
 

STUART CROFT is Professor of International Relations at the University of Birmingham.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 The vulnerable city in history 9

3 Resilience and social control in the city 28

4 The threat of total devastation 46

5 Controlling the risky city 67

6 The intensification of control : towards urban resilience 87

7 States of protection and emergency : the rise of resilience 110

8 The UK national response 133

9 The UK regional response 163

10 Local resilience planning 190

11 Urban resilience and everyday life 218

12 Security is coming home 241

Notes 264

Bibliography 271

Index 305

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