Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia

Calame, J and Charlesworth, E 2009, Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, United States.

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Title Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia
Author(s) Calame, J
Charlesworth, E
Year 2009
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Subjects Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Social and Cultural Geography
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Summary In Jerusalem, Israeli and Jordanian militias patrolled a fortified, impassable Green Line from 1948 until 1967. In Nicosia, two walls and a buffer zone have segregated Turkish and Greek Cypriots since 1963. In Belfast, "peaceline" barricades have separated working-class Catholics and Protestants since 1969. In Beirut, civil war from 1974 until 1990 turned a cosmopolitan city into a lethal patchwork of ethnic enclaves. In Mostar, the Croatian and Bosniak communities have occupied two autonomous sectors since 1993. These cities were not destined for partition by their social or political histories. They were partitioned by politicians, citizens, and engineers according to limited information, short-range plans, and often dubious motives. How did it happen? How can it be avoided?
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ISBN 9780812241341
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