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Äga rum: Offentliga rum betraktade i ett politiskt perspektiv, fallet Pristina

von Schéele, Cecilia (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In order to fully grasp the phenomena 'City' we must understand its political structure as an integrated part of its physical structure and vice versa. This thesis focuses on one crucial element of the City, the public space, and discusses it in relation to the public realm, or sphere, of the City. The aim is to see if it is possible to conceive public space as a spatial dimension of power, and if so, how to analyse this. With the help of the theoretical tool of two ideal types of the configuration of public space, "The city as civic public life" and "The city as authoritarian control" an empirical study is carried out on the case of Prishtina, capital of Kosovo.

Conclusions made are that function and use of a city's public spaces can be... (More)
In order to fully grasp the phenomena 'City' we must understand its political structure as an integrated part of its physical structure and vice versa. This thesis focuses on one crucial element of the City, the public space, and discusses it in relation to the public realm, or sphere, of the City. The aim is to see if it is possible to conceive public space as a spatial dimension of power, and if so, how to analyse this. With the help of the theoretical tool of two ideal types of the configuration of public space, "The city as civic public life" and "The city as authoritarian control" an empirical study is carried out on the case of Prishtina, capital of Kosovo.

Conclusions made are that function and use of a city's public spaces can be understood in relation to changes in the political climate of the society. Furthermore, a void in the asset of concepts offered by the ideal types is found ? and therefore also need for new concepts to describe and understand a public space undergoing a dynamic transformation, as being a part of a city in political transition. (Less)
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author
von Schéele, Cecilia
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
staden, offentligt rum, stadsplanering, politisk makt, Pristina, the City, public space, urban planning, political power, Prishtina, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1316921
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {In order to fully grasp the phenomena 'City' we must understand its political structure as an integrated part of its physical structure and vice versa. This thesis focuses on one crucial element of the City, the public space, and discusses it in relation to the public realm, or sphere, of the City. The aim is to see if it is possible to conceive public space as a spatial dimension of power, and if so, how to analyse this. With the help of the theoretical tool of two ideal types of the configuration of public space, "The city as civic public life" and "The city as authoritarian control" an empirical study is carried out on the case of Prishtina, capital of Kosovo.

Conclusions made are that function and use of a city's public spaces can be understood in relation to changes in the political climate of the society. Furthermore, a void in the asset of concepts offered by the ideal types is found ? and therefore also need for new concepts to describe and understand a public space undergoing a dynamic transformation, as being a part of a city in political transition.},
  author       = {von Schéele, Cecilia},
  keyword      = {staden,offentligt rum,stadsplanering,politisk makt,Pristina,the City,public space,urban planning,political power,Prishtina,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Äga rum: Offentliga rum betraktade i ett politiskt perspektiv, fallet Pristina},
  year         = {2008},
}