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In this book, David L Imbroscio urges that urban political economy must move forward beyond the question of 'what is?' to a consideration of 'what might be'. He systematically poses the possibilities for reconstructing the nature of contemporary city politics, while integrating a wealth of innovative urban analysis. The author explores three alternative urban economic development strategies: entrepreneurial mercantilism, community-based economic development and municipal enterprise. He considers whether these strategies are likely to be effective for bringing about urban economic vitality and whether it is feasible for cities to pursue these efforts in the current political economic context. By addressing these questions, Imbroscio reaches
PART ONE: BACKGROUND
Empirical and Normative Foundations
Reconstituting Urban Regimes
PART TWO: ANALYSIS
The Entrepreneurial-Mercantilist Strategy
The Community-Based Strategy
The Municipal-Enterprise Strategy
PART THREE: CONCLUSIONS
Toward a Reconstructed City Politics?
Posted December 3, 2000
Imbroscio offers solutions to the American city dilemma of promoting and attracting corporate interests to the city for growth, but not having those corporate interests usurp the democratic process of the city.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.