Volume 38  Issue 5  September 2014


Where is Urban Politics?

The Symbiosis of the Urban and the Political

The Urban, Politics and Subject Formation

Locating the Urban In‐between: Tracking the Urban Politics of Infrastructure in Toronto

The Urban Unbound: London’s Politics and the 2012 Olympic Games

What Do Cities Have to Do with Democracy?

Urban Worlds

On Marxism, Pragmatism and Critical Urban Studies


Cities in Contemporary Capitalism

Development by Decree: The Limits of ‘Authoritarian Modernization’ in the Russian Federation

The Border as a Resource in the Global Urban Space: A Contribution to the Cross‐Border Metropolis Hypothesis

Building Innovation Excellence of World Class: The Cluster as an Instrument of Spatial Governance in the European Union

Dubai in the ‘Middle’

How does(n’t) Urban Shrinkage get onto the Agenda? Experiences from Leipzig, Liverpool, Genoa and Bytom

Guerrilla‐style Defensive Architecture in Detroit: A Self‐provisioned Security Strategy in a Neoliberal Space of Disinvestment

Space and Identity in Resistance against Neoliberal Urban Planning in Turkey

Community Leadership and the Construction of Political Legitimacy: Unpacking Bourdieu’s ‘Political Capital’ in Post‐Apartheid Johannesburg

Reconstructing Urban Politics with a Bourdieusian Framework: The Case of Local Low‐Income Housing Policy

Debating the State in Private Housing Neighborhoods: The Governance of Homeowners’ Associations in Urban Shanghai

Food fight! Immigrant Street Vendors, Gourmet Food Trucks and the Differential Valuation of Creative Producers in Chicago

Informal Traders and the Battlegrounds of Revanchism in Cusco, Peru


Critical Urban Theory versus Critical Urban Studies: A Review Debate

Book Reviews

New SubUrbanisms – By Judith K. De Jong; The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving – By Leigh Gallagher; Suburban Constellations – By Roger Keil; International Perspectives on Suburbanization: A Post‐Suburban World? – By Nicholas A. Phelps and Fulong Wu

Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture – By Rupa Huq

Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America – By Kevin Fitzpatrick and Mark LaGory

The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City: Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York – By Laam Hae

Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy, and Development – Edited by David R. Díaz and Rodolfo D. Torres

Mobile Urbanism. Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age – Edited by Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward

Local Protest, Global Movements — Capital, Community, and State in San Francisco – By Karl Beitel

Saigon’s Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City – By Erik Harms


Erratum: Religion and Rehabilitation: Humanitarian Biopolitics, City Spaces and Acts of Religion