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Between Realism and Revolt

Governing Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism

By Jonathan Davies

Published

24 Mar 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529210927

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

24 Mar 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529210910

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

24 Mar 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529210941

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Between Realism and Revolt

    Leading governance theorist Jonathan S. Davies develops a rich comparative analysis of austerity governance and resistance in eight cities, to establish a conjunctural perspective on the rolling crises of neoliberal globalism.

    Drawing on a major international study of eight cities, Davies employs Gramscian regime analysis to consider the consolidation, weakening and transformation of urban governance regimes through the age of austerity. He explores how urban governance shapes variations in austere neoliberalism, tackling themes including collaboration, dominance, resistance and counter-hegemony.

    The book is a significant addition to thinking about how the era of austerity politics influences urban governance today, and the potential for alternative urban futures.

    “This book sets a new benchmark for the critical and cross-national theorization of “late neoliberal” urban governance and devolved austerity politics.” Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia

    Jonathan S. Davies is Director of the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity and Professor of Critical Policy Studies, at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

    Studying Urban Political (Dis)Orders

    Dynamics of Crisis, Neoliberalisation and Austerity

    Top-Down Rescaling and Territorialisation Under Austerity: Autonomy and Jurisdiction

    Emerging and Consolidated Neoliberal Austerity Regimes

    Diverging and Alternative Regime Formations

    New Solidarities, Small Victories: Resonant Contradictions in Austere Neoliberalism

    Resistance De-Mobilisation and Containment

    Conjunctural Reflections: Urban Political (Dis)Orderings in Dangerous Times