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Contesting the growing city?: Forms of urban growth and consequences for communal violence
Department of Government, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1568-7776
Department of Government, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5864-400X
2023 (English)In: Political Geography, ISSN 0962-6298, E-ISSN 1873-5096, Vol. 100, article id 102810Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How does rapid urban growth affect risks of communal violence in cities? In rapidly growing cities, poor planning and weak institutions combined with an unregulated influx of migrants can create a potent recipe for violent mobilization. In addition, politicized identity groups often compete for resources and interact in close proximity in urban areas. Despite a growing research agenda on the relationship between rapid urban growth and urban violent unrest, findings remain inconclusive. One explanation for the disparate conclusions is that the theoretical pathways connecting urban growth and unrest largely fail to consider both the violence-generating and violence-stemming effects of urban growth. With a focus on conflict-ridden societies, we theorize processes through which urban growth influences different aspects of group relations in the city, and thereby contribute to prevent, suppress or generate communal violence. To illustrate the framework, we draw on insights from Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa. By paying attention to processes, we are able to identify a range of developments associated with city growth which in turn have different implications for communal violence.

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2023. Vol. 100, article id 102810
Keywords [en]
urban growth, conflict, violence
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Political Science Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2745DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2745DiVA, id: diva2:1722639
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-00269Swedish Research Council, 2018-03924Nordic Africa InstituteAvailable from: 2022-12-30 Created: 2022-12-30 Last updated: 2023-01-13Bibliographically approved

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