The recent years have witnessed an upswing of populist right-wing movements. The Trump presidency in the United States, the electoral victories of the ‘Alternative für Deutschland’ in Germany, National Action (and alias organizations) in the UK, and the Modi regime in India among others signal a new political landscape organized around xenophobia, Islamophobia and racial-ethnic division and exclusion. A pressing question is the role of the city, the urban experience, and urban politics in such resurgent right-wing populisms. We invite papers that address this question, that examine the spatialities of right-wing ideologies, that consider the persistent and resurgent histories of right-wing populisms, and that explore the implications of the present political conjuncture for urban futures.
Papers should conform to the submission guidelines of IJURR and will be subject to the usual processes of peer-review. In addition to full-length submissions, we also encourage briefer pieces (roughly 5,000 words) that might be more appropriately considered for the Interventions section or the web ‘Spotlight On’.
Deadline for submissions in response to the CfP: 31st March 2018.
The Call for Papers is also available as a pdf.