Reconstructing City Politics: Alternative Economic Development and Urban Regimes / Edition 1

Reconstructing City Politics: Alternative Economic Development and Urban Regimes / Edition 1

by David Imbroscio
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761906131
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/03/1997
Series:
Cities and Planning Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

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?

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