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The Political Sociology of Cities and Urbanisation Processes: Social Movements, Inequalities and Governance

Abstract : Cities, metropolises, are political beasts. Urbanisation processes are also political. Cities, metropolises, are the locus of many powers, including protest, but coalitions may bring together political capacity by extracting resources, mobilising different groups, implementing policies. The political sociology of urbanisation on the one hand, and cities and metropolises on the other, point towards thinking in terms of turbulence, riots, inequality and mobilisation, together with institutions, policies, governance, policing and relative social order. Urban sociologists are interested in collective action, inequalities, representations, beliefs, mobilisations, actors, institutions, organisations, devices and instruments, the legacy ...
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Patrick Le Galès. The Political Sociology of Cities and Urbanisation Processes: Social Movements, Inequalities and Governance. Suzanne Hall; Ricky Burdett. The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, SAGE Publications, pp.215 - 235, 2017, 9781473907560. ⟨hal-02402668⟩

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