9780205553716

American Urban Politics in a Global Age : The Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205553716

  • ISBN10:

    0205553710

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

In this thoroughly revised reader, two leading scholars bring together a collection of readings that highlight the most important trends in urban scholarship today. The engaging selections incorporated intoAmerican Urban Politics in the Global Eraare presented in the context of a clear thematic structure and with commentaries by the editors. In addition to the political economy perspective emphasized in previous editions of the reader, this edition highlights the impact of globalization on urban politics and policy today. The historic and contemporary readings reveal how the interaction between local, national, and international forces is reshaping the political landscape of urban America.

Table of Contents

Introductory
Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era
Globalization and the Economic Imperative
The Politics of Urban Development
Editors' Essay
Entrepreneurial Cities
The Imperative of Growth
Urban Regimes
The Urban Frontier
Indy Dreams and Urban Nightmares [NEW]
Cities in the International Marketplace
Editors' Essay
The New Urban Economy
The Great Transformation and Local Choices [NEW]
When Disney Comes to Town
Can Politicians Bargain with Business?
The Political Economy of Urban Culture Editors' Essay
Cultural Strategies of Urban Development
The Power of Place: The Creative Class [NEW]
Culture, Art, and Downtown Development
Downtown Culture [NEW]
Governing the Multi-Ethnic Metropolis
The Cities: The Politics of Space, Race, and Ethnicity
Editors' Essay
The Cities: Confrontation and Accommodation
Racial Confrontation in Post-War Detroit
Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics
Race and the Tourist Bubble
The Suburbs:The Politics of Space, Race, and Ethnicity
Editors' Essay
Immigration and Seclusion in the New Suburbia
Kinder, Gentler Government? [NEW]
New Immigrants in Suburbia
Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles [NEW]
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