Publication
Title
'Don't waste a crisis' : opening up the city yet again for neoliberal experimentation
Author
Abstract
This essay calls for a systematic investigation of the financial-economic crisis as a source of new urban governance rationalities across Europe. We propose combining an understanding of neoliberalization as a variegated social phenomenon with a cultural political economy approach sensitive to the discursive dimension of variegation and the evolutionary mechanisms through which discursive variation is translated into geo-institutional differentiation. We illustrate how this theoretical framework may help to analyse the impact of the crisis on urban governmental rationalities. Rather than offering a complete cultural political economy account of the responses of European cities to the financial-economic crisis, we analyse how the crisis and the responses to it have been represented in discourses on urban policies and development by focusing on two discursive sites that are of strategic importance, namely OECD LEED and URBACT. Our preliminary findings suggest a re-assemblage of existing discourses rather than the emergence of a new post-neoliberal urban government rationality.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of urban and regional research. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0309-1317 [print]
1468-2427 [online]
Volume/pages
37:3(2013), p. 1075-1082
ISI
000318184400018
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 19.07.2013
Last edited 01.08.2017
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