Dark side of the planet: hidden dimensions of urban agglomeration

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This intervention probes the hidden, political dimensions of planetary urbanization. Drawing on political theory, it approaches its analysis through the analytic of ‘the political,’ the dimension in which antagonism performs a constitutive function in the social order. In doing so the intervention throws into relief the ways in which group-based differentiation, conflict, and exclusion establish the conditions of possibility for ongoing transformations of urban agglomeration. It then develops a case for further exploring intersections of the political and capitalist agglomeration to generate new knowledge about current mutations in urban economies of space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1588
Number of pages8
JournalUrban Geography
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 26 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Planetary urbanization
  • political geography
  • political theory
  • social difference
  • urban theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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