Reading List

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Florence Twu

University of Pennsylvania

Democracy


  • Online

    Public and Common(s)

    Places Journal

    A philosophical view of the terms public and commons, from the 20th-century treatises of Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas to recent books by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.

  • Online

    Tahrir Square: Social Media, Public Space

    Places Journal

    It wasn’t the Facebook revolution. An urban historian in Cairo argues that the occupation of public space was vital to the Arab Spring.

  • Online

    Architecture and the Aestheticization of Politics

    Places Journal

    The Turkish plan to destroy the vital public space of Taksim Gezi Park by turning it into a shopping mall reflects a global democratic crisis.

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