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Case studies of four major cities reveal the politics of governing today. This book develops a new way of comparing and understanding urban politics across national borders. The authors’ approach, called “modes of governance,” emphasizes governing alignments and their agendas. Applying this perspective to four cities in England and the United States, Alan DiGaetano and John S. Klemanski compare the effects of postindustrial and urban political transformations, and link these to trends in the wider political economy. Economics, demographics, and state structure influence the choices that ruling alliances face in urban politics. Power and City Governance examines the role of these forces, then evaluates urban development in Boston and Detroit and in the English cities Birmingham and Bristol. The book compares the origins and development of pro-growth, growth-management, and social-reform governing alignments and, drawing on over 200 interviews with local leaders, provides a clear perspective on the power structure in each city. Unusual in its integration of comparative theory and practical analysis, Power and City Governance contributes significantly to the long-standing debate over the structure of community power. ISBN 0-8166-3218-9 £40.00 $57.95xx ISBN 0-8166-3219-7 £16.00 $22.95x 256 Pages 7 black-and-white photos, 8 charts, 18 tables 5 7/8 x 9 November Globalization and Community Series, volume 4 Translation inquiries: University of Minnesota Press

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I: Comparing Urban Governance in the United Kingdom and the United States
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Modes of Governance in Comparative Perspective
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. 2. Urban Structuring and Restructuring
  2. pp. 31-60
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  1. 3. State Structuring and Restructuring
  2. pp. 61-86
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  1. 4. Urban Governing Alignments and Realignments
  2. pp. 87-126
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  1. Part II: Progrowth Politics
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 5. The Politics of Regional Primacy
  2. pp. 129-166
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  1. 6. Coping with Industrial Decline
  2. pp. 167-194
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  1. Part III: The Dilemmas of Progressive Urban Politics
  2. pp. 195-196
  1. 7. The Politics of Social Reform
  2. pp. 197-222
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  1. 8. The Dilemmas of Growth Management Politics
  2. pp. 223-240
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  1. Part IV: Modes of Governance as Explanation
  2. pp. 241-242
  1. 9. Explaining Modes of Governance
  2. pp. 243-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-282
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  1. References
  2. pp. 283-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-328
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816689613
Related ISBN
9780816632183
MARC Record
OCLC
227038300
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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