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Contested Cities in the Modern West : Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict - A. C. Hepburn

Contested Cities in the Modern West

Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict

Hardcover Published: 7th April 2004
ISBN: 9780333717905
Number Of Pages: 259

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Cities are close-knit communities. When rival ethnic groups develop which refuse to concede predominance, deep conflicts may occur. Some have been managed peacefully, as in Brussels and Montreal. Other cases, such as Danzig/Gdansk and Trieste have, more or less forcefully, been resolved in favour of one of the parties. In further cases, such as Belfast and Jerusalem, protracted violence has not delivered a solution. "Contested Cities in the Modern West" examines the roles of international interventions, state policies and social processes in influencing such situations, with particular reference to the above cases.

List of Maps and Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Contested Cities: Social Change, State Action and International Interventionp. 1
Three new capitals: Prague, Bratislava and Helsinkip. 11
The spoils of war: Wroclaw and Thessalonikip. 20
Uncontested cities? Barcelona and Strasbourgp. 25
Surrender: from Danzig to Gdanskp. 29
Teutonic knights and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 997-1793p. 33
Prussian and German rule, 1793-1918p. 39
From Germany to Free City and back, 1919-45p. 46
A new city: Gdansk since 1945p. 59
Resistance: the Survival of Italian Triestep. 62
Habsburg Trieste, 1377-1918p. 65
Trieste and Italy, 1918-45p. 71
From Military Government to Italy again, 1945-presentp. 79
Peaceful Reconquest: Montrealp. 95
Conquest to confederation, 1760-1867p. 98
Demographic versus economic power: an uneasy balance, 1867-1960p. 101
Reconquest? 1960-2000p. 110
Peaceful Contest: Brusselsp. 128
Capital of the southern Netherlands to 1830p. 131
Capital of Belgium, 1830-1914: French unchallengedp. 136
Capital of Belgium, 1914-60: French challengedp. 141
A third region? The emergence of Brussels-Capitalp. 144
The Failure of Chronic Violence: Belfastp. 158
1801-1921: rule from Londonp. 163
1921-72: Belfast as regional capitalp. 174
Since 1972: rule from (mainly) Westminster againp. 180
The Failure of Acute Violence: Jerusalemp. 189
Ottoman rule to 1918p. 194
British rule, 1919-48p. 198
Partitioned Jerusalem: 1949-67p. 204
United Jerusalem? 1967 to the presentp. 207
Conclusionp. 222
Bibliographyp. 241
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ISBN: 9780333717905
ISBN-10: 0333717902
Series: Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 7th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1