The Politics of Urban Governance

The Politics of Urban Governance

by Jon Pierre
     
 

This broad ranging new text analyses the emerging shape of urban politics in the twenty-first century. The author identifies 4 main "models" of urban governance--"management," "Corporatist." "Pro-Growth" and "Welfare"--and assesses their different implications for the major issues, interests and problems in the contemporary urban arena.

Overview

This broad ranging new text analyses the emerging shape of urban politics in the twenty-first century. The author identifies 4 main "models" of urban governance--"management," "Corporatist." "Pro-Growth" and "Welfare"--and assesses their different implications for the major issues, interests and problems in the contemporary urban arena.

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"For Jon Pierre, the city is no fixed object but a mix of governance and gaps in governance, and of institutional arrangements in tension with one another within an ongoing process of change. Unrivalled in its skilful handling of multiple concepts, this important new text proves him the master juggler in the study of city politics." —Clarence Stone, George Washington University, US

"This is an incisive and much-needed analysis of contemporary urban politics and governance. Synthesizing research from around the world, Jon Pierre shows why urban politics matters more than ever in today's context of globalized networks." —Patrick Le Galès, Centre for European Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333732687
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
738,862
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

JON PIERRE is Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg.

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