Cities in a Time of Terror
Space, Territory, and Local Resilience
By (author) H. V. Savitch
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Cities in a Time of Terror by H. V. Savitch
Book DescriptionThis book is about urban terror - its meaning, its ramifications, and its impact on city life. Written by a well-known expert in the field, "Cities in a Time of Terror" draws on data from more than a thousand cities across the globe and traces the evolution of urban terrorism between 1968 and 2006. It explains what kinds of cities have become prime targets, why terrorism has become increasingly lethal, and how its inspiration has changed from secular to religious. The author describes urban terrorism as an attempt to use the city's own strength against itself, forcing it to implode, and delineates three basic logics of terrorist choices for targeting cities. The book also includes a discussion of local resilience - the city's capacity to bounce back from attack - and suggests how that can be sustained. Examples from New York, London, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, and Madrid illustrate the book's central themes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765616838
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author H. V. Savitch
Cities in a Time of Terror, Paperback (January 2008)
Tracing the evolution of urban terrorism, this book explains what kinds of cities have become prime targets, why terrorism has become lethal, and how its inspiration has changed from secular to religious. It also includes a discussion of local resilience - the city's capacity to bounce back from attack - and suggests how that can be sustained.
Cities in the International Marketplace, Paperback (July 2004)
Does globalization menace our cities? Are cities able to exercise democratic rule and strategic choice when international competition increasingly limits the importance of place? This book looks at the political responses of ten cities in North America and Western Europe as they grappled with the forces of global restructuring.
Big City Politics in Transition, Paperback (September 1991)» View all books by H. V. Savitch
Examines how government and administration in America's largest cities have changed between 1960 and 1990 by tracing demographic and economic changes over the period and explaining what those changes have meant for politics, policies and the general quality of life.
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