ReadNUS Issue 8

SEP 2020 | ISSUE 8
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In This Issue: Politics & Spaces

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The Space between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life. By going into the neighbourhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily.

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The author considers how autocratic rulers use “spectacular” projects to shape state-society relations, by looking at the unspectacular “others.” The contrasting views of those from the poorest regions toward these new national capitals help her develop a geographic approach to spectacle.

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This paper reflects on the ways in which web technologies and social media can make a difference to political debates, deliberation and representation in societies where there are limited public avenues for citizenry to articulate their voices/concerns.

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This book explores how the reliance on the natural science approach to space within environmental planning has led to a return of exclusionary discourses, in paradoxical contrast to the stated claims of designing ‘peace parks’.
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