Power Steering: Global Automakers and the Transformation of Rural Communities / Edition 1

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"Power Steering convincingly demonstrates that the impacts of plant sitings are not only economic, but political, administrative, and cultural as well. Indeed, such sitings or any major economic development can transform an entire community."—John Portz, author of The Politics of Plant Closings

"Hoyman's dynamic conception of the impact process adds something essential to our understanding of her subject and holds the potential to fundamentally influence and enrich the literature on economic development."—Dennis R. Judd, editor of Leadership and Urban Regeneration

"Critical reading not just for those interested in the political economy of industrial location, but also for students of the theory and practice of public administration."—Bryan Jones, coauthor of The Sustaining Hand: Community Leadership and Corporate Power

Author Biography: Michele Hoyman is associate professor of political science and public policy administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and coeditor of The Informal Economy and Joint Training Programs. She is also a labor arbitrator.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780700608195
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Studies in Government and Public Policy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Four Communities in Transition 23
3 The View from the Top: The Plant as Agenda Setter 62
4 Impact of the Package on the Town's Budget, Revenue, and Debt 85
5 Impact of the Plants on Aspects of Public Administration of the Communities 105
6 Impact of the Plants on the Communities' Quality of Education 129
7 What About the People? 146
8 Political and Cultural Transformation 177
9 Economic Development as a Policy Choice 199
Conclusion 211
Appendices 217
Notes 225
Bibliography 247
Index 255
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