Security

Introduction: Terrorism, Risk And The Global City

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

After the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington the fortification and militarization of globally significant cities has proceeded at an unparalleled pace, particularly given the perceived threat of further terrorist attack. It was also hypothesized that this would continue with, 'Military doctrine and strategy [becoming] more and more closely geared to the tactical and strategic protection of the political and economic key sites, zones and spaces of the global capitalist systems.' In this sense, it is important to note that military technology and strategy has always played a key role in the urbanization process.