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Cities have long been associated with diversity and tolerance, but from Jerusalem to Belfast to the Basque Country, many of the most intractable conflicts of the past century have played out in urban spaces. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume examine the interrelationships of ethnic, racial, religious, or other identity conflicts and larger battles over sovereignty and governance. Under what conditions do identity conflicts undermine the legitimacy and power of nation-states, empires, or urban authorities? Does the urban built environment play a role in remedying or exacerbating such conflicts? Employing comparative analysis, these case studies from the Middle East, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia advance our understanding of the origins and nature of urban conflict.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. A Note on Dates
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction: Identity Conflicts in the Urban Realm
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part 1. Modes of Sovereignty, Urban Governance, and the City
  2. p. 15
  1. 1. Jerusalem at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Spatial Continuity and Social Fragmentation
  2. pp. 17-27
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  1. 2. Imperial Nationhood and Its Impact on Colonial Cities: Issues of Inter-group Peace and Conflict in Pondicherry and Vietnam
  2. pp. 28-58
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  1. 3. Confessionalism and Public Space in Ottoman and Colonial Jerusalem
  2. pp. 59-82
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  1. Part 2. Scales of Sovereignty and the Remaking of Urban and National Space
  2. p. 83
  1. 4. Sovereignty, Nationalism, and Globalization in Bilbao and the Basque Country
  2. pp. 85-116
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  1. 5. Contesting the Legitimacy of Urban Restructuring and Highways in Beirut’s Irregular Settlements
  2. pp. 117-151
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  1. 6. Urban Locational Policies and the Geographies of Post-Keynesian Statehood in Western Europe
  2. pp. 152-175
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  1. Part 3. Sovereignty, Representation, and the Urban Built Environment
  2. p. 177
  1. 7. Iconic Architecture and Urban, National, and Global Identities
  2. pp. 175-195
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  1. 8. The Temptations of Nationalism in Modern Capital Cities
  2. pp. 196-208
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  1. 9. Hurvat haMidrash—The Ruin of the Oracle: Louis Kahn’s Influence on the Reconstruction of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem
  2. pp. 209-225
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  1. Conclusion: Theoretical and Empirical Reflections on Cities, Sovereignty, Identity, and Conflict
  2. pp. 226-256
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-272
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