Beyond the City Limits: Urban Policy and Economic Restructuring in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1by John Logan, Todd (Ed.) Swanstrom
This book challenges the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit. The studies in this volume compare urban development in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, demonstrating that there is significant variety in urban economic restructuring. The contributors emphasize that the economic forces… See more details below
This book challenges the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit. The studies in this volume compare urban development in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, demonstrating that there is significant variety in urban economic restructuring. The contributors emphasize that the economic forces transforming cities from industrial concentrations to postindustrial service centers do not exist apart from politics: all nation-states are heavily involved in the restructuring process.
Contributors: Pierre Clavel, Susan Fainstein, Richard Child Hill, Nancy Kleniewski, Harvey L. Molotch, Michael Parkinson, Edmond Preteceille, Saskia Sassen, H. V. Savitch, John Walton, and the editors.
In the series Conflicts in Urban and Regional Development, edited by John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction
1. Urban Restructuring: A Critical View John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom
Part II. Urban Policy: National and International Comparisons
2. Political Paradoxes of Urban Restructuring: Globalization of the Economy and Localization of Politics? Edmond Preteceille
3. Industrial Restructuring, State Intervention, and Uneven Development in the United States and Japan Richard C. Hill
4. Political Responses to Urban Restructuring: The British Experience under Thatcherism Michael Parkinson
Part III. The Limits and Possibilities of Local Policy
5. Economics, Politics, and Development Policy: The Convergence of New York and London Susan Fainstein
6. Postindustrialism with a Difference: Global Capitalism in World Class Cities H. V. Savitch
7. Urban Deals in Comparative Perspective Harvey L. Molotch
8. Space for Progressive Local Policy: Examples from the U.S. and the U.K. Pierre Clavel and Nancy Kleniewski
Part IV. Reflections
9. Beyond the City Limits: A Commentary Saskia Sassen
10. Theoretical Methods in Comparative Urban Politics John Walton
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