Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Must the strip mall and the eight-lane highway define 21st century American life? That is a central question posed by critics of suburban and exurban living in America. Yet despite the ubiquity of the critique, it never sticks--Americans by the scores of

Author Biography

Thad Williamson is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Political Science at the University of Richmond. He is co-winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold Lasswell Award for best dissertation in public policy in 2004, and lead co-author of Making a Place for Community.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sprawl as a Moral Issuep. 3
Defining, Explaining, and Measuring Sprawlp. 23
Counting Costs and Benefits: Is Sprawl Efficient?p. 57
Do People Like Sprawl (and So What If They Do)?p. 85
Is Sprawl Fair? Liberal Egalitarianism and Sprawlp. 110
Liberal Egalitarianism in a Cul-de-Sac? Sprawl, Liberal Virtue, and Social Solidarityp. 151
Sprawl, Civic Virtue, and the Political Economy of Citizenshipp. 179
You Can't March on a Strip Mall: Sprawl and Political Disengagementp. 217
Sprawl, the Environment, and Climate Changep. 249
Reforming Sprawl, and Beyondp. 266
Appendixesp. 286
Notesp. 317
Bibliographyp. 373
Indexp. 393
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