Volume 38  Issue 1  January 2014


Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local

‘One‐Man Handled’: Fragmented Power and Political Entrepreneurship in Globalizing Mumbai

Becoming a Slum: From Municipal Colony to Illegal Settlement in Liberalization‐Era Mumbai

Conflict and Commensuration: Contested Market Making in India’s Private Real Estate Development Sector


Wild Dragons in the City: Urban Political Economy, Affordable Housing Development and the Performative World‐making of Economic Models

Beyond the Global City Concept and the Myth of ‘Command and Control’

Reinterpreting the Meaning of the ‘Singapore Model’: State Capitalism and Urban Planning

Feeling like a State: Design Guidelines and the Legibility of ‘Urban Experience’ in Singapore

Diversification by Urbanization: Tracing the Property‐Finance Nexus in Dubai and the Gulf

Delivering Flagship Projects in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism: State‐led Privatization and the London Olympics 2012

City of Rents: The limits to the Barcelona model of urban competitiveness

How Did Finance Capital Infiltrate the World of the Urban Poor? Homeownership and Social Fragmentation in a Spanish Neighborhood

The Financial Crisis and the Hegemony of Urban Neoliberalism: Lessons from Frankfurt am Main

Canada’s Housing Bubble Story: Mortgage Securitization, the State, and the Global Financial Crisis

Urban Responses to The Economic Crisis: Confirmation of Urban Policies as Crisis Management in Malmö

When Mayors Go Global: International Strategies, Urban Governance and Leadership

The Only Way Is Up? Ordinary Topologies of Ramallah

Architecture, Economic Imaginaries and Urban Politics: The Office Tower as Socially Classifying Device

Book Reviews

Learning the City: Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage – By Colin McFarlane; Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field – By Swati Chattopadhyay

City Rules. How Regulations Affect Urban Form – By Emily Talen

The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis – By Zachary P. Neal

The Spirit of Cities. Why Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age – By Daniel A. Bell and Avner de‐Shalit

‘Race’, Culture and the Right to the City: Centres, Peripheries, Margins – By Gareth Millington

Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature – By Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite

Outlawed: Between Rights and Security in a Bolivian City – By Daniel M. Goldstein

Urban China – By Xuefei Ren


IJURR Referees 2013