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Author Bollens, Scott A.

Title Urban peace-building in divided societies : Belfast and Johannesburg / Scott A. Bollens.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.76094167 BOLL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-330) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Urban Arenas of Nationalistic Conflict. 1. Contested Cities. 2. Prospects and Limits of Urban Peace-Building. 3. Belfast and Johannesburg -- Pt. 2. Belfast: At the Sharp Edge. 4. The Sectarian City. 5. British Urban Policy Since 1972. 6. Belfast and Peace -- Pt. 3. Johannesburg: A Delicate Balancing of Time. 7. Urban Policy in Transition. 8. Rebuilding Government Legitimacy. 9. Johannesburg and Peace -- Pt. 4. Conclusions. 10. Urban Peace-Building.
Summary The book contrasts Belfast, embedded within an uncertain shift from conflict to political settlement, with Johannesburg, engaged in postresolution reconciliation, to analyze, along different points of societal transition, the contributions of urban policymaking to peacemaking and peace-building. It describes the differing roles - obstructive or facilitative - that contested cities can play amidst broader peace efforts, consistent with Bollens's contention that there are lessons in urban peace-building for constructing mutually tolerable living environments at the regional and national levels. Cities (and urban policies) are an essential locus for operationalizing visions of postconflict ethnic coexistence.
Subject Urban policy -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast.
Urban policy -- South Africa -- Johannesburg.
Conflict management -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast.
Conflict management -- South Africa -- Johannesburg.
ISBN 0813335418 (hardcover)