By Susan Delacourt
A witty, insightful, and provocative examine the interior global of political advertising and marketing and its impression on democracy
Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad males of Canadian politics are making plans their subsequent consumer-friendly pitch. the place as soon as politics was once obvious as a public provider, more and more it’s obvious as a enterprise, and voters are thought of consumers. yet its unadvertised items are voter apathy and gutless public policy.
Ottawa insider Susan Delacourt takes readers onto the realm of Canada’s best political sellers, explaining how events slice and cube their systems in keeping with what polls say voters’ priorities are in every one constituency, and the way events keep an eye on the media.Provocative, incisive and enjoyable, looked at is The Age of Persuasion meets The Armageddon Factor.
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The former sees politics as engaging with the state as much as with capital, as subverting and re-appropriating state power, as demanding collective public goods, as rallying for relatively autonomous self-management of these public goods. For Harvey, the urban takes on a much broader 12. Jamie Peck, “Austerity Urbanism,” City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2012, pp. 626–55. 25 Merrifield T02842 01 text 25 04/02/2014 09:42 The New Urban Question reach and more ambitious remit: it is an arena for larger intervention, an arena whereby the whole domain of the extended reproduction of capital needs to be contested.
Neo-Haussmannization is a global-urban strategy that has peripheralized millions of people everywhere to the extent that it makes no sense anymore to talk about these peoples being peripheral. As cities have exploded into mega-cities, and as urban centers—even in the poorest countries— have gotten de-centered, glitzy and internationalized, “Bonapartism” projects its urban tradition onto planetary space. What’s happening in Paris, then, is a revealing microcosm of a larger macrocosm. Paris is a cell-form of a bigger urban tissuing that’s constituted by a mosaic of centers and peripheries scattered all over the globe, a patchwork quilt of socio-spatial and racial apartheid that goes for Paris as for Palestine, for London as for Rio, for Johannesburg as for New York.
16, No. 6, 2012, pp. 626–55. 25 Merrifield T02842 01 text 25 04/02/2014 09:42 The New Urban Question reach and more ambitious remit: it is an arena for larger intervention, an arena whereby the whole domain of the extended reproduction of capital needs to be contested. Those flows of interest-bearing capital prop up the secondary circuit; they go frantically chasing rents in a global urbanization boom, in the global neo-Haussmannization that currently underwrites this urbanization boom. Interest-bearing capital helps create the fixed assets and the built environment that forms the physical manifestation of the city, the Spinozian attributes of the city.