Terrorism, Risk and the City: The Making of A Contemporary Urban Landscape

Terrorism, Risk and the City: The Making of A Contemporary Urban Landscape

by Jon Coaffee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754635554

ISBN-13: 9780754635550

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The development of defensive strategies encompassing the fortification and privatisation of the city has attracted significant attention during recent years and has become particularly relevant in the aftermath of September 11th. Dealing with issues of risk, security and the spatial restructuring of contemporary Western cities, this book examines how the perceived…  See more details below

Overview

The development of defensive strategies encompassing the fortification and privatisation of the city has attracted significant attention during recent years and has become particularly relevant in the aftermath of September 11th. Dealing with issues of risk, security and the spatial restructuring of contemporary Western cities, this book examines how the perceived risk of terrorist attack led to changes in the physical form and institutional infrastructure of the City of London during the 1990s when the City was a prime terrorist target.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754635550
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Pt. ITransforming Cities in the Age of Terrorism1
1Introduction: Terrorism, Risk and the City3
2Urban Restructuring and the Development of Defensive Landscapes12
3Controlling the Security Discourse in the Postmodern City35
4Risk Society and the Global Terrorist Threat56
Pt. IIThe City of London's Response81
5Constructing and Reinforcing the Ring of Steel83
6Distributing the Financial Risk of Terrorism128
7Framing, Legitimating and Negotiating the City's Response to Terrorist Risk160
Pt. IIITerrorism, Risk and the Future City197
8Beating the Bombers: a Decade of Counter Terrorism in the City of London199
9Terrorism and Future Urbanism217
Bibliography235
Index262

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