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dc.contributor.authorDE FRANTZ, Monikaen
dc.identifier.citationFlorence, European University Institute, 2004
dc.descriptionDefence date: 27 October 2004
dc.descriptionExamining board: Prof. Peter Marcuse (Columbia University) ; Prof. PAtrick Le Galés (CEVIPOF, Science Po Paris) ; Prof. Peter Wagner (European University Institute) ; Prof. Michael Keating (European University Institute, Supervisor)
dc.description.abstractGlobal market competition and the political responses to globalization transform urban societies and states, and thus the cultures of capital cities in contemporary Europe. Vienna's cultural district Museumsquartier and the planned Humboldt Forum on Berlin's Schlossplatz illustrate two of the most controversial sites of urban reconstruction in Central Eastern Europe since the 1990s. Tracing the processes of their political emergence through more than a decade of heated public debates, this book narrates the metaphor-rich and engaging stories about these old European capitals facing change. It compares the reconstruction of political legitimacy and its cultural symbols from two different local perspectives of European state transformation. This enquiry into urban culture highlights the diversity of contemporary cities and their political potential for change.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Political and Social Sciencesen
dc.subject.lcshUrbanization -- Austria -- Vienna
dc.subject.lcshUrbanization -- Germany -- Berlin
dc.titleCapital City Cultures: Reconstructing the state in its urban centers. Multi-level governance and the discursive mobilization of urban collective action for the cultural regeneration of the 'Museumsquartier' in Vienna and the 'Palast der republik/ Schlossplatz' in Berlinen

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