This chapter concludes the book by offering several possible interpretations for the apparent contradiction of elite neighbourhoods: on the one hand, these neighbourhoods are a source of power contributing to the rise of elites in the so-called second gilded age of the twenty-first century; on the other hand, elites experience angst as they perceive their neighbourhood ‘paradise’ threatened by population growth, urban densification, traffic pressures, and increased cultural diversity. Finally, in this chapter I explore the implications of this study on elite suburbs for wider theoretical debates on social and spatial justice.
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