Terrorism, the City and the State Conference. To be held at the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin on 26 February 2007. Keynote: Professor Mike Davis (University of California Irvine), author of City of Quartz and Planet of Slums, will speak on ‘The History of Car Bombing’.
Proposals are invited covering a range of topics including, but not limited to:
Cities as strategic sites of political violence and terrorism.
The impact of terrorism on urban form, design and planning.
The destruction of the urban environment as a form of political violence.
Urban governance – the control and regulation of space.
Contact zones between occupiers and occupied.
The relationship between terrorism and cultural and social formations.
Media coverage and visual representations of urban terrorism.
The role of fear and insecurity in responses to terrorism.
Proposals with a short abstract and brief CV should be submitted to Prof. Liam Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy to Catherine.Carey@ucd.ie
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