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

13. Urban politics between contention and control

Organizer: Walter Nicholls, Justus Uitermark, Hans Pruijt                       

13.1 Participation & Resistance.

Chair: Hans Pruijt. Discussant: Gordon MacLeod                       

Rohit Mujumdar (University of British Columbia)
(Un) Settling Special Economic Zones in Maharashtra

Esther Hernández-Medina (Brown University)           
The “Giant in Chains”: Conflict, Clientelism, and Collaboration in Mexico City Today

William Sites (University of Chicago)
Urban Movements and ‘Thin’ Political Incorporation:  A Comparison of the Anti-Wal-Mart and Immigrant Rights Struggles in Chicago

Rita Padawangi (National University of Singapore)           
Reform, Resistance, and Empowerment: The Transformation of Urban Activist Groups in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1998-2010

13.2 Strategies in Context

 Chair: Justus Uitermark. Discussant: Jan Willem Duyvendak

Debbie Becher (Barnard College, Columbia University)           
Political Moments with Long-term Consequences

Christian Scholl (University of Amsterdam)           
Shifting scales for containing contention: from urban to rural and back to urban

Jeroen van der Waal, Willem de Koster & Peter Achterberg (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Contextualizing Anti-Immigrant Voting: How the impact of interethnic contact on PVV voting depends on the economic opportunities and cultural atmosphere in Dutch cities

Thomas Kampen, Mandy Ridderhof de Wilde, Evelien Tonkens and Imrat Verhoeven (University of Amsterdam)
Towards a micro-sociology of interactions between volunteers and institutions

RT13.1 Cooptative Politics.

Chair: Walter Nicholls. Discussant: Gordon MacLeod
Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed (University of Gezira (Sudan) / University of Bayreuth)           
Khartoum Master Plan and bottom-up top-done negotiating Land tenure The case of Tuti Island

Monika de Frantz (University of New Orleans)           
Capital City Cultures: contentious politics of state-transformation in Vienna and Berlin

Matthew Jacobson
Precarity and new sociale movements in southern European cities

Ronggui Huang (Fudan University, China)           
Internet use, political efficacy and political involvement in an authoritarian regime

RT13.2 Radical Potential.

Chair: Justus Uitermark.                       

Mehmet Baki Deniz (State University of New York, Binghamton)
The Contemporary Urban Movements and the Formation of the Working Class Identities in Turkey.

 Thomas Aguilera (Sciences Po / Centre d’études européennes)           
“The hidden side of metropolization. Governing squats and slums in Paris: illegal cities and public policies dilemmas”

Miguel Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
The Struggle for Social Autonomy: What Have We Learnt from Squatting in Europe about Urban Politics?

Dimitry Vorobyev (University of St Petersburg)           
Strategies and Techniques in Confrontation and Collaboration between Local Government and Urban Movements: The Petersburg Case

Distributed papers                       

Rolien Hoyng (University of North Carolina)
The Making of the Global City Istanbul: Networking, Urban Governance, and Self-Organization

Gavin Shatkin (University of Michigan)           
The True Meaning of the ‘Singapore Model’: State Capitalism and Urban Planning

Ilse van Liempt & Irina van Aalst (University of Utrecht)           
Urban Surveillance and the Struggle between Safe and Exciting Nightlife Districts

Federico Savini and Francesca Buonocore (University of Amsterdam / University of Milano Bicocca)           
The political intertia of crisis recovery: lessons from deindustrailziaiton in the north of Italy

Jonathan Rokem (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)           
Re-thinking Diversity in Divided Cities A Comparative Study of Urban Division in Stockholm, Berlin and Jerusalem

Praveen Priyadarshi (London School of Economics and Political Science)           
Urban Reforms in two Indian Cities: A Comparative Study of Interest Politics  and the Local State in Ahmadabad and Kanpur


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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