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Beyond the Functionalist Bias in Urban Theory

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the work of David Harvey concerning urban theory. It identifies the place that Harvey's reaffirmation of classical Marxism occupies within the discourse of Marxian urbanism and ... More


Rural–Urban Dichotomy within the Informal Sector*

Saumya Chakrabarti

in Inclusive Growth and Social Change: Formal-Informal-Agrarian Relations in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199466061
eISBN:
9780199086818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466061.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The formal-informal-agriculture interaction models are extended with a multi-sector informality. The inter-sectoral relations are empirically analyzed, separately for the rural and urban informal ... More


Violent Urbanization and Homogenization of Space and Place: Reconstructing the Story of Sectarian Violence in Beirut

Nasser Yassin

in Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter aims at understanding the dynamics of sectarian violence in Beirut in the early phase of the Lebanese civil war (1975–〈N〉7) and the process of dividing the city into various sectarian ... More


Introduction

Topher L. McDougal

in The Political Economy of Rural-Urban Conflict: Predation, Production, and Peripheries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792598
eISBN:
9780191834585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792598.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter serves as an accessible introduction to the issue, divided into five subsections. Section 1.1 describes the principal puzzle driving the research: why do some rural-based rebel groups ... More


Householders, Civic Society, and Civic Government

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter assesses the growth of civic society through a focus firstly on the property interests of those who rose to positions of prominence in civic government and secondly on the development of ... More


The Alawis of Tripoli: Identity, Violence and Urban Geopolitics

Craig Larkin and Olivia Midha

in The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explores the embattled existence and contested identities of Lebanon's Alawi community in Tripoli. It focuses on the entrenched hilltop enclave of Jabal Mohsen, perched above its ... More


Conclusions

Peter N. Bell

in Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian: Its Nature, Management, and Mediation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199567331
eISBN:
9780191744921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567331.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a review of the methods used to examine social conflicts in the sixth century. It then outlines the analytical framework used in the study. This is followed by some ... More


War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State

Pamela Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243099
eISBN:
9780823250790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book is about youth fighting for freedom and a state's retaliation. It is about the young not consenting to the kind of adulthood on offer under a particular political dispensation. It is about ... More


The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Throughout the turbulent history of the Levant the Alawis — a secretive, resilient and ancient Muslim sect — have aroused suspicion and animosity, including accusations of religious heresy. More ... More


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