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Every state in the nation has geographic divisions that loom large as barriers to common cause. In Oregon, the so-called “rural-urban divide” has shaped its history. Toward One Oregon examines the prospects for uniting our geographically diverse state in the years ahead.

When Oregon became a state in 1859, its role in the nation and the global economy was quite different than it is today. Current times demand a new, strategic understanding of the state and its role in the nation and the world if its people—all of its people—are to thrive.

Toward One Oregon examines Oregon’s urban and rural history through political, economic, and demographic lenses. The contributors—historians, urban planners, economists, geographers, and political scientists—explore the two Oregons. Using the best of urban and rural policies in strategic and complementary ways, they offer a collaborative path forward—for Oregon and for any state faced with seemingly insurmountable geographic divisions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface: A New Oregon Trail
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. Chapter 1. Toward One Oregon: A Declaration of Interdependence
  2. pp. 11-16
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  1. Chapter 2. A Tale of Two Oregons: Common Aspirations, Different Contexts, and Critical Interdependencies in Urban and Rural Oregon
  2. pp. 17-40
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  1. Chapter 3. From Urban Frontier to Metropolitan Region: Oregon’s Cities from 1870 to 2009
  2. pp. 41-58
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  1. Chapter 4. Town and Country in Oregon: A Conflicted Legacy
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. Chapter 5. The Declining Economic Interdependence of the Portland Metropolitan Core and Its Periphery
  2. pp. 79-98
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  1. Chapter 6. Who Pays, Who Benefits?: An Analysis of Taxes and Expenditures in Oregon
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. Chapter 7. The Politics of One Oregon: Causes and Consequences of the Rural-Urban Divide and Prospects for Overcoming It
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. Chapter 8. Critical Linkages: Strengthening Clusters in Urban and Rural Oregon
  2. pp. 143-158
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  1. Chapter 9. Reframing Our Common Cause in an Interdependent World
  2. pp. 159-166
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 177-183
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870716164
Related ISBN
9780870715969
MARC Record
OCLC
794698943
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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