Justice and the American Metropolis

Justice and the American Metropolis

by Clarissa Rile Hayward
     
 

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Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is hard to see, to assign responsibility for, and to change.

Identifying these often invisible and intransigent problems, this volume addresses

Overview

Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is hard to see, to assign responsibility for, and to change.

Identifying these often invisible and intransigent problems, this volume addresses foundational questions about what justice requires in the contemporary metropolis. Essays focus on inequality within and among cities and suburbs; articulate principles for planning, redevelopment, and urban political leadership; and analyze the connection between metropolitan justice and institutional design. In a world that is progressively more urbanized, and yet no clearer on issues of fairness and equality, this book points the way to a metropolis in which social justice figures prominently in any definition of success.

Contributors: Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard U; Richard Thompson Ford, Stanford U; Gerald Frug, Harvard U; Loren King, Wilfrid Laurier U; Margaret Kohn, U of Toronto; Stephen Macedo, Princeton U; Douglas W. Rae, Yale U; Clarence N. Stone, George Washington U; Margaret Weir, U of California, Berkeley; Thad Williamson, U of Richmond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816676132
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Globalization and Community Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Clarissa Rile Hayward is associate professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Todd Swanstrom is Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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