The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

by Donald L. Rosdil

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ISBN-13: 9781138849068
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/19/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Donald Rosdil is a political scientist who received the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has held teaching appointments at DePaul University, Dartmouth College, George Mason University, George Washington University and Towson University. In addition, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland. Rosdil’s research focuses on cultural and value change in the United States and its impact on urban policy outcomes, especially economic development and environmental sustainability. His work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and Urban Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview 2. Critique of Political Economy Approaches to the Study of Urban Policy 3. Toward a Cultural Model of Urban Politics 4. Methodological Problems in the Study of Progressive Politics 5. Testing Explanations of Progressive Policy Outcomes 6. Comparative Case Analysis 7. A Cultural Explanation of Progressive Local Politics 8. The Challenge of Urban Policy Analysis in a Global Age

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