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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-27685

Scheuss, U (2009). Metropolitanization, segregation, and conflict mobilization. The re-territorialization of politics in Swiss urban regions. In: Final Workshop of the NCCR Doctoral Program, Grindelwald, 11 June 2009 - 13 June 2009.

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This paper starts from the assumption that metropolitan areas, similar to trans- and
supra-national regions, are emerging territories of collective action. Therefore metropolitan
areas can be analysed as political systems. However, whereas institutions and
policy making are the privileged subjects in the relevant literature, conflicts and conflict
structures are often neglected. Thus, using theories of re-territorialization, human
ecology and cleavage structuring, the politics in urban regions are examined by comparing
seven large metropolitan areas in Switzerland. The results indicate that metropolitanization
has brought about new bases of political mobilization. However, there
are important variations of conflict structures across metropolitan areas and party mobilization
at the national level appears to be an important intervening factor.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
DDC:320 Political science
Event End Date:13 June 2009
Deposited On:28 Jan 2010 15:34
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 06:08
Related URLs:http://www.nccr-democracy.uzh.ch/
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