The Others At The Other Side of The Buffer Zone; An Exploration on Correlation Between Geopolitics And Origins of Abandoned Properties in Conflict Zones
||Far, Mohsen Shojaee; Michael F. Davie; Carlos Marmolejo Duarte
||The Others At The Other Side of The Buffer Zone; An Exploration on Correlation Between Geopolitics And Origins of Abandoned Properties in Conflict Zones
||23rd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Regensburg, Germany
||Others in this study refer to external subjects over a boundary that tends to take advantage over the other parties at the other side. This is an argument on division lines such as buffer zones and no man’s lands in geopolitical conflict zones, where the frozen land is an asset of negotiation in the hands of stakeholders of conflict. This study explores the concept of “the others” through understanding the exercise of extreme power over space that is linked to space-place relationship inspired by the works of critical thinkers on space and place such as Foucault and Lefebvre. However; the theoretical discussions are just to open up the argument on the correlation between geopolitics and previously developed lands and now abandoned (brownfields) in conflict zones to bring up a different perspective, while at the same time discussing about conflict of interests related to territoriality and governmentality that introduce a new terminology for such areas called ’Geopolitical Brownfields'. Correspondingly, this conceptual contribution is engaged with theoretical debates on exercise of power over space and place, but looking differently at the subject of correlation between brownfields and geopolitics, which other scholars neglected.
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