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Towards Safe City Centres

Author : Gesa Helms
ISBN : 9781317008866
Genre : Social Science
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Examining the rising interest in quality-of-life offences, anti-social behaviour and incivilities in urban public spaces, this study explores the rising importance of policing, crime control and community safety policies in the context of the ongoing urban restructuring in old-industrial cities. This is achieved through an extensive exploration into the making and remaking of urban spaces in the city of Glasgow. In so doing, this book puts forward a strong and innovative theoretical argument. Framed in a critical Marxist perspective that draws on debates within German-speaking critical theory and Marxism, this study argues for the centrality of human social praxis in our understanding of contemporary cities. It engages with questions over the production of social space, a (fragmented) social totality and human agency, which so far have only received limited attention in Anglo-American debates.

Safer City Centres

Author : Taner Oc
ISBN : 1446235971
Genre : Central business districts
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This book discusses safety in the public space of city centres and, thus, in the public realm. It is also concerned with public order and disorder and with those crimes which affect people s perceptions of safety in - and their use - of city centres. The various chapters show how crime, and especially fear of crime, could be reduced and how the centres of towns and cities might be reclaimed, made safer and more liveable.

Landscapes Of Defence

Author : John R. Gold
ISBN : 9781317877516
Genre : Political Science
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This is a key text on the very topical themes of power, defence and space. Landscapes of Defence is an exciting collection of theoretical and empirical material from very well known contributors, desiged to help students understand how landscapes of defence fit in with some of the broader concepts of space, power and place to which they are introduced in the 1st year. The book is split into four sections, and each section contains an introduction placing the subsequent chapters in context. There is also a comprehensive introduction and afterword to tie the book's broad themes together. 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in urban and cultural geography will be the key market for this title, as well as strong secondary market in departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Law and Planning.

Responsible Innovation 1

Author : Jeroen van den Hoven
ISBN : 9789401789561
Genre : Philosophy
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This book addresses the methodological issues involved in responsible innovation and provides an overview of recent applications of multidisciplinary research. Responsible innovation involves research into the ethical and societal aspects of new technologies (e.g. ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology and brain sciences) and of changes in technological systems (e.g. energy, transport, agriculture and water). This research is highly multidisciplinary. It involves close collaboration between researchers in such diverse fields as ethics, social science, law, economics, applied science, engineering - as well as innovative, design-oriented and policy-relevant. Although there is a trend to engage ethicists and social scientists early in technology development, most literature in the field of Technology Assessment or Ethics of Technology is still aimed at one discipline whereas this book incorporates different approaches and to discuss experiences, lessons and more general theoretical issues.

Reducing Urban Violence In The Global South

Author : Jennifer Erin Salahub
ISBN : 0815368429
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Cities in developing countries are often seen as key drivers of economic growth, but they are often also the sites of extreme violence, poverty and inequality. Reducing Urban Violence in the Global Southseeks to identify the drivers of urban violence in the cities of the Global South and how they relate to and interact with poverty and inequalities. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious five year, fifteen project research program by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development, the book explores what works, and what doesn't, to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. It concludes by considering the broader implications for policy and practice, offering recommendations for improving interventions to make cities safer and more inclusive. The research was developed and conducted by researchers from the Global South, who work and live in the countries studied, and challenges many of the assumptions from the Global North of how poverty, violence, and inequalities interact in urban spaces, demonstrating that accepted understandings of the causes of and solutions to urban violence developed in the Global North should not be imported into the Global South without careful consideration of local dynamics and contexts. The fresh perspectives and insights offered by this book will be useful to scholars and students of development and urban violence, as well as to practitioners and policy makers working on reduction programs.

Environment And Planning

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ISBN : UVA:X006098027
Genre : Political Science
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Anxious Cities

Author : Klaus Sessar
ISBN : 3700006233
Genre : Crime
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Swept Up Lives

Author : Paul Cloke
ISBN : 144439133X
Genre : Social Science
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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessness Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced

Diskurs Stadt Kriminalit T

Author : Georg Glasze
ISBN : 3899424085
Genre : City planning
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(Un-)Sicherheit ist weltweit zu einem Megatrend der Stadtentwicklung geworden. Die öffentliche Hand und die Privatwirtschaft etablieren neue Sicherheitspolitiken: Überwachungs- und Kontrolltechniken, städtebauliche Veränderungen, Formalisierung sozialer Kontrolle. Mit steigender Kriminalität kann dies jedoch nicht erklärt werden. Die Beiträge aus Stadtforschung und Kritischer Kriminalgeographie zeigen, dass die Differenzierungen von sicheren und unsicheren Orten das Ergebnis sozialer und diskursiver Konstruktionen sind und legen Strategien und Mechanismen zur Konstruktion von (Un-)Sicherheit offen. Dies ermöglicht neue Perspektiven auf den Zusammenhang von (Un-)Sicherheit und Stadt. Georg Glasze (Dr.) ist wiss. Ass. am Geographischen Institut Mainz. Robert Pütz (Prof. Dr.) lehrt Humangeographie am Institut für Kulturgeographie, Stadt und Regionalforschung an der Universität Frankfurt. Manfred Rolfes (Prof. Dr.) lehrt Regionalwissenschaften und Angewandte Humangeographie am Institut für Geographie der Universität Potsdam.

Social Theories Of Urban Violence In The Global South

Author : Jennifer Erin Salahub
ISBN : 9781351254700
Genre : Social Science
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While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also frequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the dangerous parts of cities in the Global South. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious five-year, 15-project research programme, Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South offers a uniquely Southern perspective on the violence–poverty–inequalities dynamics in cities of the Global South. Through their research, urban violence experts based in low- and middle-income countries demonstrate how "urban violence" means different things to different people in different places. While some researchers adopt or adapt existing theoretical and conceptual frameworks, others develop and test new theories, each interpreting and operationalizing the concept of urban violence in the particular context in which they work. In particular, the book highlights the links between urban violence, poverty, and inequalities based on income, class, gender, and other social cleavages. Providing important new perspectives from the Global South, this book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and students with an interest in violence and exclusion in the cities of developing countries.

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