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Between Realism and Revolt: Governing Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism

Jonathan Davies


Between Realism and Revolt explores urban governance in the “age of austerity”, focusing on the period between the global financial crisis of 2008-9 and the beginning of the global Coronavirus pandemic at the end of 2019. It considers urban governance after the 2008 crisis, from the perspective of governability. How did cities navigate the crisis and the aftermath of austerity, with what political ordering and disordering dynamics at the forefront? To answer these questions it engages with two influential theoretical currents, Urban Regime Theory and Gramscian state theory, with a view to und ... More

Keywords: Governance, Governability, Austerity, Hegemony, Neoliberalism, Dominance, Resistance, Politicisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529210910
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Davies, author
De Montfort University