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The Urban Book Series

Spatial Conflicts and Divisions in Post-socialist Cities

Editors: Mihaylov, Valentin (Ed.)

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  • Cross-national insights into spatial fragmentation in post-socialist cities in Europe
  • Presents unfamiliar patterns of ethnopolitical conflicts and peace coexisting in urban space
  • Text analyses supplemented by maps, figures and photographs
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This book presents cross-national insights into spatial fragmentation in post-socialist cities in Europe. Trying to rethink the heritage of the last 30 years of transformation and grasp current processes taking urban units of various categories as examples, the book exemplifies typical or unique causes of political, social and ethnic disintegration of cities in Central and Eastern Europe. Presenting spatial studies into different cases of conflict in a cross-national context, the authors apply concepts of contested and divided cities, urban geopolitics, cultural atavism, contested heritage, etc.

The book is divided into four parts. The first part raises the issue of genesis, development and contemporary discrepancies of cities divided by political and state borders. The second part includes chapters which deal with the impact of ongoing geopolitical divisions, wars, and ideologies on the social and political tensions as well as their polarising effect on urban territory. The third part comprises reflections on controversial relations of ethnic and national culture with urban space. The fourth part deals with socio-economic transformation of post-socialist cities which went through transition of old patterns of spatial planning and attempts to establish more rational and justice spatial order.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Conflicts and Divisions of Urban Space. Linking Post-socialist and Global Discourses

    Pages 1-20

    Mihaylov, Valentin

  • The Role of the State Border in Socio-Cultural Changes of a Divided Town. Cieszyn/Český Tĕšín in a Regional Context

    Pages 23-39

    Runge, Jerzy (et al.)

  • Divided Towns on the Polish-German Border—Dissimilar Sisters?

    Pages 41-56

    Kulczyńska, Katarzyna

  • Kosovska Mitrovica as Two Parallel Cities in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 57-72

    Vukoičić, Danijela (et al.)

  • Divided Space or Divided Society? The Case of Vukovar

    Pages 75-89

    Zorko, Marta

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-61765-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Conflicts and Divisions in Post-socialist Cities
Editors
  • Valentin Mihaylov
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61765-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61765-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61764-6
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 257
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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