By Stephen Graham

A robust exposé of ways political violence operates throughout the areas of city life.

Cities are the recent battleground of our more and more city global. From the slums of the worldwide South to the rich monetary facilities of the West, Cities less than Siege lines the unfold of political violence during the websites, areas, infrastructure and emblems of the world’s speedily increasing metropolitan areas.

Drawing on a wealth of unique learn, Stephen Graham indicates how Western militaries and safeguard forces now understand all city terrain as a clash region inhabited through lurking shadow enemies. city population became objectives that have to be regularly tracked, scanned and regulated. Graham examines the transformation of Western armies into high-tech city counter-insurgency forces. He appears on the militarization and surveillance of overseas borders, using ‘security’ matters to suppress democratic dissent, and the enacting of laws to droop civilian legislations. In doing so, he finds how the hot army Urbanism permeates the total textile of city existence, from subway and delivery networks hardwired with high-tech ‘command and keep watch over’ platforms to the insidious militarization of a favored tradition corrupted by means of the all-pervasive discourse of ‘terrorism.’

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