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  • Legislating Privacyby Priscilla M. Regan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    While technological threats to personal privacy have proliferated rapidly, legislation designed to protect privacy has been slow and incremental. In this study of legislative attempts to reconcile privacy and technology, Priscilla Regan examines congressional policy making in three key areas: computerized databases, wiretapping, and polygraph testing.... more...

  • Urban Governance in Southern Europeby Abel Albet; João Seixas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The concept of governance has evolved into one of the most important but also controversial concepts in urban politics. While it encourages co-operation, participation and collective construction, at the same time, it has brought about new forms of public demission, oligarchic regimes and less local democracy. The dilemmas accompanying these changes... more...

  • Water Governance as Connective Capacityby Nanny Bressers; Jurian Edelenbos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Water is becoming one of the world's most crucial concerns. A third of the world's population has severe water shortage, while three quarters of the global population lives in deltas which run the risk of severe flooding. In addition, many more face problems of poor water quality. While it is apparent that drastic action should be taken, in reality,... more...

  • Urban Informalitiesby Michael Waibel; Colin McFarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers working on a wide variety of cities throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe, this book addresses, rethinks and, in some cases, abandons the notions of formal and informal urbanism. This collection critically interrogates both the ways in which 'informal' and 'formal' are... more...

  • Urban Green Belts in the Twenty-first Centuryby Marco Amati

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Planners internationally have employed green belts to contain the explosive sprawl of cities as varied as Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne during the twentieth century. As yet, no collection has gathered these experiences together to consider their contribution to planning. Juxtaposing examples of green belt implementation worldwide, this book adds to... more...

  • Urban Interstices: The Aesthetics and the Politics of the In-betweenby Andrea Mubi Brighenti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together a team of international scholars with an interest in urban transformations, spatial justice and territoriality, this volume questions how the interstice is related to the emerging processes of partitioning, enclave-making and zoning, showing how in-between spaces are intimately related to larger flows, networks, territories and boundaries.... more...

  • Reclaiming Backlanesby Marcel Bruelisauer; Sonja Berthold

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 110.00 US$ 100.10

    Take a shortcut! Explore the pop-up market! Breathe the fresh scents of flowers in a secret garden! What if backlanes were far from the state they are in today — lively chatter and laughter replacing the heat and noise of air-conditioning condensers and foul smells from trash bins?. Reclaiming Backlanes presents design visions for future development... more...

  • Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planningby Libby Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Colonialization has never failed to provoke discussion and debate over its territorial, economic and political projects, and their ongoing consequences. This work argues that the state-based activity of planning was integral to these projects in conceptualizing, shaping and managing place in settler societies. Planning was used to appropriate and then... more...

  • Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relationsby Anna M. Agathangelou; Kyle D. Killian

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Time transforms the way we see world politics and insinuates itself into the ways we act. In this groundbreaking volume, Agathangelou and Killian bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to tackle time and temporality in international relations. The authors – critical theorists, artists, and poets – theorize and speak from the vantage point... more...

  • The Imaginative Institution: Planning and Governance in Madridby Michael Neuman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Every 20 years since 1920, Madrid has undergone an urban planning cycle in which a city plan was prepared, adopted by law, and implemented by a new institution. This preparation-adoption-institutionalization sequence, along with the institution's structures and procedures, have persisted - with some exceptions - despite frequent upheavals in society.... more...