Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

23. Political culture and contention in cities 

Organizer: Luca Pattaroni, Tommaso Vitale                       

23.1: Whose Representation? The Demanding Mobilization of Urban Diversity.

Chair/Discussant. Luca Pattaroni and Tommaso Vitale.                       

H.Tarık Şengül & Nazım Akkoyunlu (Middle East Technical University)           
Resisting Together Against the Urban Transformation Projects: A difficult alliance between the squatter Residents and middle class professionals

Siún Carden (Queen's University Belfast)
Difference and Division: representing Irishness in Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter

Agnès Deboulet (National school of Architecture, Paris-la Villette and researcher Centre de Recherches sur l’Habitat, LAVUE Cnrs.)
Urban discontents between bargains and social justice: strategizing social mix in regeneration issues

Roberta Marzorati (Università degli Studi di Milano )
“Will the real Raval please stand up?” Identity, contentious dynamics and the issue of representation           

RT23.1 Political culture and contention in cities.

Chairs: Tommaso Vitale and Luca Pattaroni.                       

Francesca Artioli (Sciences Po Paris Centre d’Etudes Européennes)
Transforming the city: framing dynamics, the breakout of conflict, and political risk management in Toulon’s urban policies

Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)           
The contested cemetery. Political cultures and cultural policies in Bogotá Centre.

Walter Nicholls (a), Justus Uitermark (b) (a: University of Amsterdam, b: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Post-multicultural polities: A comparison of minority politics in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, 1970-2010

Stella Arar (Durham University)           
“Belonging and nothingness: the struggle to re-exist after urbicide”

Distributed Papers                       

Paul Mepschen (University of Amsterdam)
Place, voice, representation Shifting boundaries of class and culture in Amsterdam New West

Enrico Gualini (Berlin University of Technology)           
Negotiating Stuttgart 21, or: how (not so easily) to reconstruct democracy through deliberative practices

Hans Pruijt (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Urban Squatting and the Gap Between New Social Movements and Poor People’s Movements


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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011