The Europeanization of Brussels and the Urbanization of ‘Europe’ : Hybridizing the City. Empowerment and Disempowerment in the EU District

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The Europeanization of Brussels and the Urbanization of ‘Europe’ : Hybridizing the City. Empowerment and Disempowerment in the EU District
Author Baeten, Guy
Date 2001
English abstract
Regeneration practices in the EU district in Brussels clearly reveal how a mismatch has grown between Brussels’ economic and cultural globalization and its political-institutional parochialization. Brussels’ global mission is being inserted into well-tested local formats of urban governance that have existed throughout the postwar period. Local powerbrokers continue to form remarkable economic growth coalitions that are successfully manoeuvring through obstacles that would prevent them from cashing in on Brussels’ internationalized economy through property development. Any government strategy that would deal with the rapid internationalization of Brussels and the EU district - socially, economically, culturally or politically - is simply absent. Important segments of Brussels’ social fabric are excluded from participation in public political and cultural life. Meanwhile, the success of extreme right-wing parties - which are fiercely contesting the multiculturalization of Brussels - has risen to alarming levels, while different cultural groups in Brussels are de facto generating hybridized cultural expressions which might form the base of a new modus vivendi of community, citizenship, economy and politics.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/096977640100800203 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Sage
Host/Issue European Urban and Regional Studies;2
Volume 8
ISSN 0969-7764
Pages 117-130
Language eng (iso)
Subject Brussels
social exclusion
urban policy
urban regeneration
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22510 Permalink to this page
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