Volume 29  Issue 2  June 2005




Urban Capitalisms: European Models in Competition

Social, Economic and Civil Vulnerability in the United States, France and Brazil

City Repositioning and Competitiveness Building in Regional Development: New Development Strategies in Guangzhou, China

Tourism from Above and Below: Globalization, Localization and New Orleans’s Mardi Gras

Residential Property, Cultural Practices and the ‘Generational Contract’ in England and Japan

Rescaling Social Reproduction: Childcare in Toronto/Canada and Stockholm/Sweden

Building Local Development Institutions in the Hinterland: A Regulationist Perspective from British Columbia, Canada

Purity and Dirt as Social Constructions: Environmental Health in an Urban Shantytown of Lagos

Exclusion and Difference along the EU Border: Social and Cultural Markers, Spatialities and Mappings

Introduction to a Debate on the World Social Forum


Are Social Forums the Future of Social Movements?

Social Forums, Social Movements and Social Change: A Response to Peter Marcuse on the Subject of the World Social Forum

Social Forums as Space: A Response to Peter Marcuse

Gramsci, Polanyi and Impressions from Africa on the Social Forum Phenomenon

Autonomy and Political Strategy: Building the Other Superpower


Review Essays

Urban renaissance in the age of terrorism: revanchism, automated social control or the end of reflection?

Book Reviews

Ephemeral City: Cite Looks at Houston

Wounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World

Reconsidering Informality: Perspectives from Urban Africa

Urban Bonds

No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Redrawing Local Government Boundaries: An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions

Story and Sustainability: Planning, Practice and Possibility for American Cities

Environmental Protest and the State in France

Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets, and City Space

Contesting Globalization: Space and Place in the World Economy