Law and the City

1st Edition

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Routledge-Cavendish
Published February 20, 2007
Reference - 304 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415420341 - CAT# RU0342

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Summary

Law and the City offers a lateral, critical and often unexpected description of some of the most important cities in the world, including Moscow, Istanbul, Berlin, Singapore, Athens, Mexico City, Toronto, Sydney, Johannesburg: each one from a distinctive legal perspective.

An invaluable 'guide' to adopting a different approach to the city and its history, culture and everyday experience, Law and the City is not simply an exploration of the relationship between these two spheres.

It details:

  • a flourishing of law’s spatiality and urban legal locality
  • an unfolding of both the juridical urban body and the city’s legal dreams, of both the ‘urban law’ and the ‘juridical polis’.

Enlightening and at the same time problematizing the reader, this volume is an innovative collection of truly global dimensions that will prove compelling reading both for specialists and for critical travellers.

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