Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas
Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
Title Page, Copyright
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List of Tables
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List of Figures
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Preface and Acknowledgments
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International collaborative research projects can be productive, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding, despite the challenges brought by unique institutional and governmental contexts across countries as well as cultural and disciplinary perspectives...
Chapter 1: The Challenge of Metropolitan Governance in the Federal Americas
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Night photographs of the earth taken from satellites reveal the extensive urban setting of much of the planet’s contemporary population. Although vast expanses are still dark, a mass of pinpricks of light reveals the growing presence of large-scale human settlements...
Chapter 2: Metropolitan Governance in Canada
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Despite the country’s vast territory, Canada’s population is concentrated in a few urban areas not far from the border with the United States. The border is important because the Canadian approach to governing urban...
Chapter 3: Metropolitan Governance in the United States
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As cities grow larger, the nature of demand for public services changes dramatically. During the urbanization process in the United States new forms of local government emerged to meet these demands. The federalist system of government...
Chapter 4: Metropolitan Governance in Brazil
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In Brazil, metropolitan regions emerged as an explicit and debated urban phenomenon in the second quarter of the twentieth century and would later be included in the formal public sector institutional framework in the mid-1970s during military rule...
Chapter 5: Metropolitan Governance in Mexico
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In earlier work one of us discussed a number of the challenges that face metropolitan areas in developing a tiered structure of democratic government and governance both in Latin America generally and in Mexico...
Chapter 6: Argentina
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Argentine federalism is in large part the result of struggles between groups led by provincial caudillos during the first half of the nineteenth century. The new federal structure, consolidated in 1880 with the federalization...
Chapter 7: Venezuela
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Elites describing themselves as democrats have struggled to control Venezuela since the breakup of Gran Colombia in 1823.1 Following periods of dictatorship, they finally gained and held power for four decades from...
Chapter 8: Directions and Dynamics of Change, and the Prospects for Metropolitan Governance in the Americas
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Our study has investigated metropolitan governance in federalist countries in the Americas. To put it simply, we find that while the policy issues of metropolitan areas are a common concern in all the six countries...
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About the Contributors
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Page Count: 360
Illustrations: 27 tables; 23 maps
Publication Year: 2012