This talk examines the trajectory of urban conflict and peace in the politically polarized city of Jerusalem since 1994 – how sometimes there has been hopeful change while at other times debilitating stasis and regression. Based on extensive research, fieldwork, and interviews in 2016 and 1995, Scott Bollens shows how seeking peace has been shaped by the interaction of city-based actors and national elites, and that it is not just a political process, but a social and spatial one that takes place problematically over an extended period.

 

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