Beyond the City Limits: Urban Policy and Economic Restructuring in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

Beyond the City Limits: Urban Policy and Economic Restructuring in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

by 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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877229445
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Conflicts In Urban & Regional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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

About the Contributors
Subject Index
Author Index

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