By Simone Tulumello
This booklet examines the phenomenon of city worry – the expanding anxiousness over crime and violence in Western towns regardless of their excessive security – on the way to constructing a accomplished, serious, exploratory idea of worry, area, and concrete making plans that unravels the paradoxes in their mutual relatives. via focusing specially at the southern ecu towns of Palermo and Lisbon, the ebook additionally goals to extend upon fresh experiences on city geopolitics, enriching them from the viewpoint of normal, rather than worldwide, towns. Readers will locate enlightening research of the ways that city worry is (re)produced, together with by means of misinformative discourses on safety and worry and the political building of otherness as a way of exclusion. The spatialization of worry, e.g., via fortification, privatization, and fragmentation, is explored, and the ways that city making plans is knowledgeable by way of and has in flip been shaping city worry are investigated. A concluding bankruptcy considers divergent power futures and makes a decision for motion. The publication will entice all with an curiosity in no matter if, and to what volume, the creation of ‘fearscapes’, the modern landscapes of worry, constitutes an emergent city political economy.
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Speciﬁcally the role of political and media discourses (and misinformation) for growing perceptions of insecurity is unravelled—and two examples of discourses that have been making use of fear to influence urban and social policies are presented (Charles Murray’s ‘underclass’ theory and the discourse on the decline of the American city). Finally, the chapter discusses the cases of Italy and Portugal, describing the processes that have recently brought about a restructuring of the security policymaking in these countries, and suggests a reconsideration of Western trends from a Southern European perspective.