The Geopolitics of Neighbourhood: Jerusalem's Colonial Space Revisited

Haim Yacobi, Wendy Pullan

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This article will focus on an ongoing process of Jerusalem's contested urban space during the last decade namely the immigration of Palestinians, mostly Israeli citizens, to "satellite neighbourhoods", i.e. Jerusalem's colonial neighbourhoods that were constructed after 1967. Theoretically, this paper attempts to discuss neighbourhood planning in contested cities within the framework of geopolitics. In more details, we will focus on the relevance of geopolitics to the study of neighbourhood planning, by which we mean not merely a discussion of international relations and conflict or of the roles of military acts and wars in producing space. Rather, geopolitics refers to the emergence of discourses and forces connected with the technologies of control, patterns of internal migrations by individuals and communities, and the flow of cultures and capital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-539
Number of pages26
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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