Contested geographical imaginings of reunification: A case study of urban change in Leipzig

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Abstract

Geopolitics and city restructuring are typically regarded as separate scales and processes: the international and national versus the local. The local politics of urban change in an east German city in the period after reunification question this divide. The 'pathways' approach to post-socialist transitions is utilized to illustrate how reunification is contested as much in neighbourhood restructuring and actions in response to incoming capital and the dominance of western legal-political norms as it is in national or international discourses and practices. Assumed divisions between East and West, professional and lay, and local and national are questioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-369
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Geography
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

Keywords

  • German reunification
  • Local activism
  • Post-socialist transition
  • Urban change

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