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Law and the City

Edited by: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulous

ISBN13: 9780415420341
Published: February 2007
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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Law and the City offers a lateral, critical and often unexpected description of some of the most important cities in the world, including:-

  • Moscow,
  • Istanbul,
  • Berlin,
  • Singapore,
  • Athens,
  • Mexico City,
  • Toronto,
  • Sydney,
  • Johannesburg
  • each one from a distinctive legal perspective.
An invaluable 'guide' to adopting a different approach to the city and its history, culture and everyday experience, "Law and the City" is not simply an exploration of the relationship between these two spheres. It details: a flourishing of law's spatiality and urban legal locality; and an unfolding of both the juridical urban body and the city's legal dreams, of both the 'urban law' and the 'juridical polis'.

Enlightening and at the same time problematizing, the reader, this volume is an innovative collection of truly global dimensions that will provide compelling reading both for specialists and for critical travellers.

General Interest
Introduction: In the Lawscape
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (University of Westminster)
PART I Architectonics of Power ;
1. Chris Thornhil (University of Glasgow)
Berlin: The Untrusted Centre of the Law
2. Bill Bowring (London Metropolitan)
Moscow: Third Rome, Model Communist City, Eurasian Antagonist - and Power as No-Power?
3. Penny Green (University of Westminster)
Istanbul, Political Islam and the Law: the Paradox of Modernity
PART II Streets of the Real ;
4. Leslie Moran (Birkbeck, University of London)
Homophobic Violence in London: Challenging Assumptions about Strangers, Dangers and Safety in the City
5. Thilo Tetzlaff (UCL)
Singapore: The One-Night Stand with the Law, Lah
6. Jason Keith Fernandes (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)
Panjim: Realms of Law and Imagination
PART III Legality/Illegality/Legitimacy ;
7. Julia Chryssostalis (University of Westminster)
Athens: The Boundless City and the Crisis of Law
8. Antonio Azuela (Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico)
Mexico City: The City and its Law in Eight Episodes, 1940 - 2005
9. Patrick McAuslan (Birkbeck)
Law and the Poor: the Case of Dar es Salaam
PART IV The Other Intramuros ;
10. Mariana Valverde (Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto)
Toronto: A Multicultural Urban Order
11. Chris Butler (Griffith University)
Sydney: Aspiration, Asylum and the Denial of the Right to the City
12. Johan van der Walt (RAU University of Johannesburg)
Johannesburg: A Tale of Two Cases
PART V Lines of Lawscapes ;
13. Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (University of Westminster)
Brasilia: Utopia Postponed
14. Bela Chatterjee (Lancaster University)
Cyber Cities: Under Construction
15. Peter Goodrich (Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, NYC)
First We Take Manhattan: Microtopia and Grammatology in Gotham