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Title New approaches to governance and rule in urban Europe since 1500 / edited by Simon Gunn and Tom Hulme.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Routledge advances in urban history ; 7
Routledge advances in urban history ; 7.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Simon Gunn is Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester. Tom Hulme is Lecturer in the School of Anthropology, History, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University, Belfast.
Note Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed April 15, 2020).
Subject Municipal government -- Europe -- History -- Case studies.
Urban policy -- Europe -- History -- Case studies.
Cities and towns -- Europe -- History -- Case studies.
Europe.
Genre Case studies.
History.
Contents Introduction : unravelling urban governance / Simon Gunn and Tom Hulme -- Reassessing power and governance in late medieval cities : institutions and the cursus honorum / Justin Colson -- Urban governance and prison building in pre-famine Ireland, 1820-1845 / Richard J. Butler -- Governing taste : fin-de-siècle Cracow, its museums and the urban elite in the shaping of the modern metropolis / Markian Prokopovych -- Governing sexuality : regulating prostitution in early modern Europe / Marion Pluskota -- Negotiating urban governance : norm entrepreneurs in Dutch cities, 1850-1900 / Stefan Couperus and Dirk Jan Wolffram -- The St Francis housing project : rituals, symbols and discourses in housing policies in Rome after the Second World War / Bruno Bonomo -- Post-war urban pageants in Finland : performance, participation and power / Tanja Vahtikari -- The foundation of St Petersburg as a variation upon Foucault's governmentality : the Russian service city, 1703-1740 / Gayle Lonergan and Kuzma Kukushkin -- Urban materialities : citizenship, public housing and governance in modern Britain / Tom Hulme -- "A community not our own" : urban enclosure and spatial governmentality under fascism / Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago -- Urban individuality and urban governance in twentieth-century Europe / Moritz Föllmer -- Heterodoxies : new approaches to power and agency in the modern city / Simon Gunn.
Summary "Urban power and politics are topics of abiding interest for students of the city. This exciting collection of essays explores how Europe's cities have been governed across the last 500 years. Taken as a whole, it provides a unique historical overview of urban politics in early modern and modern Europe. At the same time, it guides the reader through the variety of ways in which power and governance are currently understood by historians and new directions in the subject. The essays are wide-ranging, covering Europe from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, Russia to Ireland, between 1500 and the 20th century. Each chapter employs a specific case-study to illuminate a way of examining how power worked in regard to topics such as women, popular culture or urban elites. A variety of approaches are deployed, including the study of ritual and performance, morality and conduct, governmentality and the state, infrastructure and the individual. Reflecting the state of the art in European urban history, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of urban politics and government. It represents a fresh take on a rich subject and will stimulate a new generation of historical studies of power and the city"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Gunn, Simon, 1954- editor.
Hulme, Tom, editor.
Other Title Print version: New approaches to governance and rule in urban Europe since 1500 New York : Routledge, 2020. 9780367462185