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Author Bollens, Scott A.

Title On narrow ground : urban policy and ethnic conflict in Jerusalem and Belfast / Scott A. Bollens.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.760956952 BOLL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 415 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in urban public policy.
SUNY series on urban public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I City and Sovereignty -- 1. Urban Arenas of Ethnic Conflict 3 -- 2. Cities as Catalysts 19 -- 3. Investigating Urban Policy and Conflict 35 -- Part II Jerusalem--The Fallacy of Partisan Policy -- 4. Israel's "Jersualem" 51 -- 5. Partisanship and the Palestinians 101 -- 6. Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Peace 139 -- Part III Belfast--Greyness Where Color Matters -- 7. Territoriality and Governance 189 -- 8. Lost Opportunities, Unequal Outcomes 241 -- 9. Demands of Peace 269 -- 10. Urban Policy on Narrow Ground 307.
Summary Examining how nationalistic ethnic conflict penetrates the building of cities, this book explores whether urban policymaking may independently influence the shape and magnitude of that conflict. Bollens utilizes an analytic lens to study the complex spatial and psychological qualities of unique urban arenas of nationalistic conflict and the obstacles faced by policymakers in improving intergroup relations. An integrative analytic approach combining the perspectives of political science, urban planning. geography, and social psychology is used to examine such urban issues as sovereignty, territoriality, group identity, and community organization. Focusing on Jerusalem and Belfast as examples of urban polarization, the book describes struggles over local policymaking that are intensified by disputes reflecting racial, nationalist, and/or religious fractures. Because these cities are important microcosms of regional and international conflict, they constitute an essential analytical scale for studying contemporary intrastate patterns and processes of ethnic conflict, violence, and their management.
Subject Urban policy -- Jerusalem.
Urban policy -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast.
Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations.
Belfast (Northern Ireland) -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0791444139 (alk. paper)
0791444147 (pb. : alk. paper)
0791444147 (pb.)