Beyond City Limits: Urban Policy and Economic by John Logan, Todd Swanstrom

By John Logan, Todd Swanstrom

This publication demanding situations the idea that there's a unmarried, international strategy of monetary restructuring to which towns needs to publish. The stories during this quantity evaluate city improvement within the usa, Western Europe, and Japan, demonstrating that there's major sort in city financial restructuring. The individuals emphasize that the commercial forces reworking towns from commercial concentrations to postindustrial carrier facilities don't exist except politics: all geographical regions are seriously excited by the restructuring process.

participants: Pierre Clavel, Susan Fainstein, Richard baby Hill, Nancy Kleniewski, Harvey L. Molotch, Michael Parkinson, Edmond Preteceille, Saskia Sassen, H. V. Savitch, John Walton, and the editors.

within the sequence Conflicts in city and nearby Development, edited via John R. Logan and Todd Swanstrom.

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Research has shown that local economies can buck national and international trends. 5 By upgrading skills, innovating new businesses, or finding specialized niches within flexible systems of production, it is possible for mature economies to nurture development with higher wages and broader benefits for the population. This requires, however, that we move beyond a simplistic concept of economic growth mesmerized by the mobility of capital. The variety of experiences documented in this volume, we believe, establishes that alternative images of economic restructuring are possible.

1986. " Urban Affairs Quarterly 21(3):293-309. Copyrighted Material PART II Urban Policy: National and International Comparisons Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material CHAPTER 2 Political Paradoxes of Urban Restructuring: Globalization of the Economy and Localization of Politics? Edmond Preteceille The processes of urban restructuring that are taking place in many countries point to some paradoxical aspects of theoretical paradigms in social science, particularly when we try to examine their economic and political dimensions together.

3 It is a way of looking at economic change as the heart of urban change which, by the attention paid to the complex spatial dimension of work processes and to the complexity of social change generated by the new productive models, can make possible a truly internal articulation of the economic, social, and political analyses of urban structures. This is all the more important since too often in urban sociology the enterprise or the workplace was seen at best as an external factor of which one had to consider the consequences, at worst as the foreign object of a different discipline.

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