Religion, Violence and Cities: An Introduction

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The catalyst for this special issue was a symposium entitled Religion, Violence and Cities, held under the auspices of a five year inter-disciplinary research project on ethno-nationally divided cities.

While this project expressly addressed cities divided by ethno-national conflict, it was clear from the beginning that there was an important religious dimension to such conflicts in most, if not all, the cities being studied.2 The rationale of the Special Issue is to examine how this religious dimension exacerbates (or moderates) urban violence within a broad comparative context. Although three of the following articles are informed by Project research, we draw the net wider to encompass a broader geographical spread from the Balkans, the Middle East, Nigeria and Japan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalSpace and Polity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03 Dec 2013


  • religion and violence
  • violence and cities


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