Blog Posts - Cities And States

Why we need to disentangle the concepts of city and state in the ancient world

Many people will be puzzled by this title. The city and the state are separate concepts that refer to very different things. Why would they need to be "disentangled"? But in my own home discipline—anthropological archaeology—these two concepts ha...
by Wide Urban World on Jun 26, 2016

The power of the state to remake cities

Paris before and after HaussmannCities are always connected closely to their controlling governmental regime. Rulers often create, or re-make, capital cities in order to make political statements. Urban planning and architecture can convey public mes...
by Wide Urban World on Oct 15, 2012

Supreme Court Bound? Will battle for cities and states to ban guns head to highest court?

by CBC News on Jul 6, 2009

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