University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Order and Conflict in Public Space

De Backer, Mattias, Melgaço, Lucas, Varna, Georgiana and Menichelli, Francesca, eds. (2016) Order and Conflict in Public Space Routledge Studies in Crime and Society . Routledge. ISBN 978-1138931183

Full text not available from this repository.


Which public and whose space? The understanding of public space as an arena where individuals can claim full use and access hides a reality of constant negotiation, conflict and surveillance. This collection uses case studies concerning the management, use, and transgression of public space to invite reflection on the way in which everyday social interaction is framed and shaped by the physical environment and vice versa. International experts from fields including geography, criminology, sociology and urban studies come together to debate the concepts of order and conflict in public space.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Editors :
De Backer, Mattias
Melgaço, Lucas
Varna, Georgiana
Date : 12 May 2016
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 – Routledge
Additional Information :

This book is divided into two parts: spaces of control, and spaces of transgression. Section I focuses on formal and informal surveillance and the politics of control, using case studies to compare strategies in spaces including Olympic cities, luxury skyscrapers, residential neighbourhoods and shopping malls. Section II focuses on transgressive or deviant behaviour in public spaces, with case studies examining behaviour in nightlife districts, governance of homelessness, boy-racer culture and abortion protests. The epilogue concludes the book with an exploration of possible future avenues for research on public space, and a critical appraisal of the concept of public space itself.

This interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in the areas of criminology, sociology, surveillance studies, human and social geography, and urban studies and planning.

Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Apr 2018 09:36
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:09

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800