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Journal Articles International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Year : 2012

Circulation of Security Models in Southern African Cities: Between Neoliberal Encroachment and Local Power Dynamics

Abstract

This symposium focuses on the circulation of security governance models in cities of Southern Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Windhoek and Maputo). It consists of three articles analysing at different scales (regional, national and intra‐urban) the circulation of specific neighbourhood‐based solutions to security issues, such as road closures, gated residential developments and business improvement districts. This spreading process, with the South African case at its core, is analysed within the theoretical framework of neoliberalism. The symposium, via this discussion of security models and the way they reflect the changing relationships between state and private actors locally, discusses the relevance of this framework to a fuller understanding of the transformation of Southern African cities.
Cette collection d'articles porte sur la circulation de modèles de gouvernance sécuritaire dans les villes d'Afrique australe (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Windhoek et Maputo). Les trois articles qui la constituent analysent, à différentes échelles (régionale, nationale et intra‐urbaine), la circulation de certains dispositifs locaux de lutte contre l'insécurité, tels que les enclosures, les complexes résidentiels fermés et les Business Improvement Districts. Ces processus de diffusion, qui ont souvent pour centre l'Afrique du Sud, sont analysés à travers le cadre théorique du néolibéralisme. Cette collection, en analysant la manière dont ces modèles sécuritaires reflètent les relations dynamiques entre l'Etat et les acteurs privés locaux, questionne la pertinence de ce cadre théorique pour comprendre les transformations des villes d'Afrique australe.

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hal-00707719 , version 1 (13-06-2012)

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Claire Bénit-Gbaffou, Sophie Didier, Elisabeth Peyroux. Circulation of Security Models in Southern African Cities: Between Neoliberal Encroachment and Local Power Dynamics. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2012, 36 (5), pp. 877-889. ⟨hal-00707719⟩
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